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In recent years, warming climate and increased fire activity have raised concern about post-fire recovery of western U.S. forests. We assessed relationships between climate variability and tree establishment after fire in dry ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range. We harvested and aged ...

Author(s)
Rother, M. T.; Veblen, T. T.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 5, pp 159
Abstract

Tree rings have been widely used to reconstruct environmental history, especially water availability, because historical records of streamflow are often limited. In the semiarid southwestern USA, springs provide critical water resources and support biodiversity hotspots, but spring flows are poorly ...

Author(s)
Fuchs, L.; Stevens, L. E.; Fulé, P. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, 435, pp 89-96
Abstract

With increasing temperatures and projected changes in moisture availability for the Mediterranean climate of northern California, empirical evidence of the long-term responses of forests to climate are important for managing these ecosystems. We can assess forest treatment strategies to improve...

Author(s)
Finley, K.; Zhang JianWei
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2019, 10, 6, pp 477
Abstract

Future droughts are expected to become more severe and frequent under future climate change scenarios, likely causing widespread tree mortality in the western USA. Coping with an uncertain future requires an understanding of long-term ecosystem responses in areas where prolonged drought is...

Author(s)
Truettner, C.; Anderegg, W. R. L.; Biondi, F.; Koch, G. W.; Ogle, K.; Schwalm, C.; Litvak, M. E.; Shaw, J. D.; Ziaco, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 418, pp 55-62
Abstract

Conifers in the Pinaceae and Cupressaceae from dry environments have been shown to broadly differ in their stomatal sensitivity to soil drying that result in isohydric versus anisohydric water use behavior, respectively. Here, we first employ a series of drought experiments and field observations...

Author(s)
Voelker, S. L.; DeRose, R. J.; Bekker, M. F.; Sriladda, C.; Leksungnoen, N.; Kjelgren, R. K.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2018, 32, 3, pp 735-749
Abstract

Topography and climate play an integral role in the spatial variability and annual dynamics of aboveground carbon sequestration. Despite knowledge of vegetation-climate-topography relationships on the landscape and hillslope scales, little is known about the influence of complex terrain coupled...

Author(s)
Adams, H. R.; Barnard, H. R.; Loomis, A. K.
Publisher
Ecological Society of America Publications (ESA), Ithaca, USA
Citation
Ecosphere, 2014, 5, 11, pp art148
Abstract

We reconstruct pandora moth (Coloradia pandora Blake) outbreaks and climate from a 1572-year (435-2006 CE) ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) chronology from a lava flow in central Oregon. We took samples from 128 living trees and remnant logs and crossdated the samples using skeleton ...

Author(s)
Clark, P. W.; Speer, J. H.; Winship, L. J.
Publisher
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Citation
Tree-Ring Research, 2017, 73, 2, pp 113-125
Abstract

Understanding impacts of drought on tree growth and forest health is of major concern given projected climate change. Droughts may become more common in the Southwest due to extreme temperatures that will drive increased evapotranspiration and lower soil moisture, in combination with uncertain...

Author(s)
Peltier, D. M. P.; Fell, M.; Ogle, K.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Ecological Monographs, 2016, 86, 3, pp 312-326
Abstract

Fire regimes often vary at fine spatial scales in response to factors such as topography or fuels while climate usually synchronizes fires across broader scales. We investigated the relative influence of top-down and bottom-up controls on fire occurrence in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests...

Author(s)
Ireland, K. B.; Stan, A. B.; Fulé, P. Z.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Landscape Ecology, 2012, 27, 7, pp 983-997
Abstract

Forest mortality related to climate change is an increasingly common global phenomenon. We provide a case study of the U.S. Southwest to investigate the interactions among forest restoration treatments that alter stand density, tree growth and drought resistance in trees of different size classes....

Author(s)
Kerhoulas, L. P.; Kolb, T. E.; Hurteau, M. D.; Koch, G. W.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2013, 50, 6, pp 1311-1320

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