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RMRS-P-18: Sustaining aspen in western landscapes: symposium proceedings


Shepperd, Wayne D.; Binkley, Dan; Bartos, Dale L.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.; and Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2001. Sustaining aspen in western landscapes: symposium proceedings; 13-15 June 2000; Grand Junction, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-18. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 460 p.

The current status and trend of aspen is a topic of debate; some studies have claimed dramatic reductions in aspen stands while others have found no major changes. The actual picture of aspen forests across the West is variable, and the presence of conifers and ungulates in aspen may or may not indicate a progressive loss of aspen. These proceedings summarize the state of knowledge about aspen ecology, the condition and trends in aspen ecosystems in the West, and human dimensions and management options for sustaining aspen.

Keywords: ecosystem management, ecosystem research, sustainable forests, quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides


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Cover/Contents
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Foreword: "We already know all about aspen"
Dan Binkley
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Landscape Dynamics of Aspen and Conifer Forests

Landscape Dynamics of Aspen and Conifer Forests
Dale L. Bartos
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Changes in Landscape Patterns and Associated Forest Succession on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Daniel J. Manier and Richard D. Laven
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Persistence of Aspen Regeneration Near the National Elk Refuge and Gros Ventre Valley Elk Feedgrounds of Wyoming
David T. Barnett and Thomas J. Stohlgren
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Landscape-Scale Dynamics of Aspen in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Margot W. Kaye, Kuni Suzuki, Dan Binkley and Thomas J. Stohlgren
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Sustaining Aspen Productivity in the Lake States
Douglas M. Stone
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Predation Risk and Elk-Aspen Foraging Patterns
Clifford A. White and Michael C. Feller
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Ecology and Management of Aspen: A Lake States Perspective
David T. Cleland, Larry A. Leefers and Donald I. Dickmann
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Aspen Restoration in the Blue Mountains of Northeast Oregon
Diane M. Shirley and Vicky Erickson
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Prescribed Fire, Elk, and Aspen in Grand Teton National Park (Abstract)
Ron Steffens and Diane Abendroth
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Aspen Encroachment on Meadows of the North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park (Abstract)
Margaret M. Moore and David W. Huffman
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Hydrologic Recovery of Aspen Clearcuts in Northwestern Alberta
R. H. Swanson and R. L. Rothwell
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Restoration of Aspen-Dominated Ecosystems in the Lake States
Douglas M. Stone, John D. Elioff, Donald V. Potter, Donald B. Peterson, and Robert Wagner
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Human Dimensions

Quaking Aspen and the Human Experience: Dimensions, Issues, and Challenges
Stephen F. McCool
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Animal/Aspen Interactions

Effects of Ungulate Browsing on Aspen Regeneration in Northwestern Wyoming (Abstract)
Bruce L. Smith, J. Scott Dieni, Roxane L. Rogers, and Stanley H. Anderson
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Predicting Nest Success From Habitat Features in Aspen Forests of the Central Rocky Mountains
Heather M. Struempf, Gregory Hayward, Deborah M. Finch, and Stanley Anderson
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Model-Based Assessment of Aspen Responses to Elk Herbivory in Rocky Mountain National Park (Abstract)
Peter J. Weisberg and Michael B. Coughenour
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Do Pine Trees in Aspen Stands Increase Bird Diversity?
Mark A. Rumble, Todd R. Mills, Brian L. Dystra and Lester D. Flake
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Aspen Fencing in Northern Arizona: A 15-Year Perspective
James M. Rolf
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Interaction Among Cervids, Fungi, and Aspen in Northwest Wyoming
John H. Hart and D. L. Hart
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Heartrot Fungi's Role in Creating Picid Nesting Sites in Living Aspen
John H. Hart and D. L. Hart
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Evaluation of Burned Aspen Communities in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Charles E. Kay
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Long-Term Aspen Exclosures in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
Charles E. Kay
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Aspen's Ecological Role in the West

Aspen's Ecological Role in the West
William H. Romme, Lisa Floyd-Hanna, David D. Hanna, and Elisabeth Bartlett
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Biodiversity: Aspen Stands Have the Lead, But Will Nonnative Species Take Over?
Geneva W. Chong, Sara E. Simonson, Thomas J. Stohlgren, and Mohammed A. Kalkhan
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Adaptations of Quaking Aspen for Defense Against Damage by Herbivores and Related Environmental Agents
Richard L. Lindroth
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Mycorrhizal Fungi of Aspen Forests: Natural Occurrence and Potential Applications
Cathy L. Cripps
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Aspen Ecosystems: Objectives for Sustaining Biodiversity
Robert B. Campbell and Dale L. Bartos
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Physiology and Production Ecology

Is the Wide Distribution of Aspen a Result of Its Stress Tolerance?
V. J. Lieffers, S. M. Landhäusser and E. H. Hogg
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Modeling Aspen Responses to Climatic Warming and Insect Defoliation in Western Canada
E. H. (Ted) Hogg
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Establishment of White Spruce Growth Trial in an Aspen Understory
Chris Maundrell and C. Hawkins
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Aspen Overstory Recruitment in Northern Yellowstone National Park During the Last 200 Years
Eric J. Larsen and William J. Ripple
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Basic Tree-Ring Sample Preparation Techniques for Aging Aspen
Lance A. Asherin and Stephen A. Mata
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Manipulating Aspen Ecosystems

Manipulations to Regenerate Aspen Ecosystems
Wayne D. Shepperd
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Dynamics of Aspen Root Biomass and Sucker Production Following Fire (Abstract)
Roy A. Renkin and Don G. Despain
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Quaking Aspen Reproduce From Seed After Wildfire in the Mountains of Southeastern Arizona
Ronald D. Quinn and Lin Wu
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Aspen Regeneration in South-Central Colorado, San Isabel National Forest
Tim Benedict
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Aspen Response to Prescribed Fire and Wild Ungulate Herbivory
Steve Kilpatrick and Diane Abendroth
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Multiple Factors Affect Aspen Regeneration on the Uncompahgre Plateau, West-Central Colorado
Barry C. Johnston
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Nitrogen Mineralization in Aspen/Conifer Soils After a Natural Fire
Michael C. Amacher, Dale L. Bartos, Tracy Christopherson, Amber D. Johnson, and Debra E. Kutterer
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Aspen Forest Products

The Effect of Aspen Wood Characteristics and Properties on Utilization
Kurt H. Mackes and Dennis L. Lynch
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Summary: Aspen Decline in the West?
Dennis H. Knight
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Poster Abstracts
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Author Contact List/Back Cover
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Title: RMRS-P-18: Sustaining aspen in western landscapes: symposium proceedings
Electronic Publish Date: September 18, 2001
Last Update:
January 21, 2010

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