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The publications below were posted from Pacific Southwest Research Station researchers between November 2019 and January 2020. There are many more publications produced by our scientists available through Treesearch.

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Most regions of the United States are projected to experience a higher frequency of severe droughts and longer dry periods as a result of a warming climate. Even if current drought regimes remain unchanged, higher temperatures will interact with drought to exacerbate moisture limitation and water stress. Observations of regional-scale drought impacts and expectations of more frequent and severe droughts prompted a recent state-of-science synthesis.

The current volume builds on that synthesis and provides region-specific management options for increasing resilience to drought. Pacific Southwest Research Station helped author chapters for Managing Effects of Drought in California and Managing Effects of Drought in Hawai’i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: translating science into management responses. Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Luce, Charles H.; Patel-Weynand, Toral., eds. 2019. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-98. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Washington Office. 227 p.

By identifying genotypes with faster growth rates under warmer temperatures, research presents an approach to mitigate negative consequences of rising temperatures for valley oak.

Adaptational lag to temperature in valley oak (Quercus lobata) can be mitigated by genome-informed assisted gene flow. Browne, Luke; Wright, Jessica W.; Fitz-Gibbon, Sorel; Gugger, Paul F.; Sork, Victoria L. 2019. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(50): 25179-25185.

Publications by research area:

Pests and Pathogens

Hydrological effects of tree invasion on a dry coastal Hawaiian ecosystem. Dudley, B.D.; Hughes, R.F.; Asner, G.P.; Baldwin, J.A.; Miyazawa, Y.; Dulai, H.; Waters, C.; Bishop, J.; Vaughn, N.R.; Yeh, J.; Kettwich, S.; MacKenzie, R.A.; Ostertag, R.; Giambelluca, T. 2020. Forest Ecology and Management. 458: 117653.

Outdoor Recreation

How sensitive are spatial estimates of wilderness recreation values to information about hiking destinations? Sánchez, José J.; Baerenklau, Kenneth; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando. 2020. Journal of Forest Economics. 35(1): 19-41.

Resource Management and Use

Momentary mood response to natural outdoor environments in four European cities. Kondo, Michelle C.; Triguero-Mas, Margarita; Donaire-Gonzalez, David; Seto, Edmund; Valentín, Antònia; Hurst, Gemma; Carrasco-Turigas, Glòria; Masterson, Daniel; Ambròs, Albert; Ellis, Naomi; Swart, Wim; Davis, Nora; Maas, Jolanda; Jerrett, Michael; Gidlow, Christopher J.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. 2019. Environment International. 105237. 9 p.

Putting the pieces together: Integration for forest landscape restoration implementation. Mansourian, Stephanie; Parrotta, John; Balaji, Poorna; Bellwood-Howard, Imogen; Bhasme, Suhas; Bixler, R. Patrick; Boedhihartono, Agni Klintuni; Carmenta, Rachel; Jedd, Theresa; Jong, Wil; Lake, Frank K.; Latawiec, Agnieszka; Lippe, Melvin; Rai, Nitin D.; Sayer, Jeffrey; Van Dexter, Kristina; Vira, Bhaskar; Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid; Wyborn, Carina; Yang, Anastasia. 2019. Land Degradation & Development. 49(2): 192.

Resilience of a ponderosa pine plantation to a backfiring operation during a mid-summer wildfire. Zhang, Jianwei; Finley, Kaelyn A.; Knapp, Eric E. 2019. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 28(12): 981.

Water, Air and Soil

A long-term effect of Larix monocultures on soil physicochemical properties and microbes in northeast China. Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Jianwei; Yang, Lixue. 2020. European Journal of Soil Biology. 96: 103149.

Wildland Fire and Fuels

Enhancing food sovereignty: A five-year collaborative tribal-university research and extension project in California and Oregon . Sowerwine, Jennifer; Sarna-Wojcicki, Daniel; Mucioki, Megan; Hillman, Lisa; Lake, Frank; Friedman, Edith. 2019. Enhancing food sovereignty: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 9(Suppl. 2): 167-190.

Wildlife and Fish

Behavioral changes and nutritional consequences to elk (Cervus canadensis) avoiding perceived risk from human hunters. Spitz, Derek B.; Rowland, Mary M.; Clark, Darren A.; Wisdom, Michael J.; Smith, Joshua B.; Brown, Casey L.; Levi, Taal. 2019. Ecosphere. 10(9): 1-17.

Big brains reduce extinction risk in Carnivora. Abelson, Eric S. 2019. Oecologia. 191(4): 721-729.

Non-native mangroves support carbon storage, sediment carbon burial, and accretion of coastal ecosystems. Soper, Fiona M.; MacKenzie, Richard A.; Sharma, Sahadev; Cole, Thomas G.; Litton, Creighton M.; Sparks, Jed P. 2019. Global Change Biology. 25(12): 4315-4326.

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