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One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop. 
One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop. 
One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop. 
One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop. 
This bibliography provides relevant scientific citations with abstracts on topics identified by the Rio Grande National Forest staff as important to the development of their assessment and plan components. The collection of studies, sorted by date, focus on site-specific assessments and reports near the Rio Grande national forest, as well as reports that include regions with similar ecologic characteristics the Rio Grande national forest.
Naturally, many insects and pathogens occur in the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) but only a few are relevant in terms of tree mortality and their contribution to forest structure and composition. In this document, Research Entomologist Jose Negron briefly comments on the effect of climate change on selected insects and pathogens.
The presence of trees on a landscape are influenced by a number of factors including temperature, moisture availability, resource availability, soils, and disturbance history. In general, temperature decreases and precipitation increases as elevation increases. Currently, these two factors have resulted in the presence of different forest types and mixtures of species within these forest types along an elevational gradient. As climate gets...
These graphics were developed to describe the historic climate as well as climate model projections for the region of interest, the Rio Grande National Forest. We use several approaches to provide a complete picture of the information that is available including annual, seasonal, and monthly summaries, analysis of trends, comparisons of models, ranges in model projections as well as maps.
Prepared for the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Rocky Mountain Research Station by the Colorado Climate Center
It is impossible to avoid disturbing the forest when harvesting timber. Trees are felled, and soil is compacted beneath heavy equipment during harvest operations. Yet on many sites, the landscape recovers. A year later, a future forest may already be growing, with saplings and shrubs reclaiming the open ground. Even the soil recovers, as the results of a 22-year monitoring study in western Montana have shown. This finding is contrary to what was...

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