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Climate variability and fire effects on quaking aspen in the central Rocky Mountains, USA

Posted date: January 30, 2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Authors: Carter, Vachel A.; Brunelle, Andrea; Minckley, Thomas A.; Shaw, John D.DeRose, R. Justin; Brewer, Simon
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12932.

Abstract

Our understanding of how climate and fire have impacted quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) communities prior to the 20th century is fairly limited. This study analysed the period between 4500 and 2000 cal. yr BP to assess the pre-historic role of climate and fire on an aspen community during an aspen-dominated period.

Citation

Carter, Vachel A.; Brunelle, Andrea; Minckley, Thomas A.; Shaw, John D.; DeRose, R. Justin; Brewer, Simon. 2017. Climate variability and fire effects on quaking aspen in the central Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12932.