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Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) and foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana) are valuable paleoclimate resources due to their longevity and climatic sensitivity of their annually-resolved rings. Treeline research has shown that growing season temperatures limit tree growth at and just below...

Author(s)
Bruening, J. M.; Tran, T. J.; Bunn, A. G.; Weiss, S. B.; Salzer, M. W.
Publisher
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK
Citation
Environmental Research Letters, 2017, 12, 1, pp 014008
Abstract

Tree rings have long been used to make inferences about the environmental factors that influence tree growth. Great Basin bristlecone pine is a long-lived species and valuable dendroclimatic resource, but often with mixed growth signals; in many cases, not all trees at one location are limited by...

Author(s)
Tran, T. J.; Bruening, J. M.; Bunn, A. G.; Salzer, M. W.; Weiss, S. B.
Publisher
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK
Citation
Environmental Research Letters, 2017, 12, 1, pp 014007
Abstract

Aim: This study seeks to document and compare historical temporal and spatial components of fire regimes in two watersheds in mixed conifer forests of the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Location: Watersheds in the southern Sierra Nevada (Sugar Pine, 2358 ha) and north-central...

Author(s)
Krasnow, K. D.; Fry, D. L.; Stephens, S. L.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Biogeography, 2017, 44, 6, pp 1239-1253
Abstract

Bristlecone pine dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium microcarpum [Engelm.] Hawksw. & Wiens subsp. aristatae J.M. Scott & Mathiasen) severely parasitizes Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata Engelm.) on the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona. We estimated the current incidence of infection...

Author(s)
Scott, J. M.; Mathiasen, R. L.
Publisher
Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Forest Science, 2012, 58, 4, pp 366-376
Abstract

Fire is an important ecological process in many western U.S. coniferous forests, yet high fuel loads, rural home construction and other factors have encouraged the suppression of most wildfires. Using mechanical thinning and prescribed burning, land managers often try to reduce fuels in strategic...

Author(s)
Water, K. van de; North, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2010, 260, 3, pp 384-395
Abstract

Questions: Did fire regimes in old-growth Pinus ponderosa forest change with Euro-American settlement compared to the pre-settlement period? Do tree age structures exhibit a pattern of continuous regeneration or is regeneration episodic and related to fire disturbance or fire-free periods? Are the...

Author(s)
Taylor, A. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2010, 21, 3, pp 561-572
Abstract

The absolutely dated bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) tree-ring chronology spans almost 9000 years, offering great potential for inferring past environmental change. Existing ring width chronologies have been widely used to produce some of the most influential millennial length temperature...

Author(s)
Bale, R. J.; Robertson, I.; Leavitt, S. W.; Loader, N. J.; Harlan, T. P.; Gagen, M.; Young, G. H. F.; Csank, A. Z.; Froyd, C. A.; McCarroll, D.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2010, 20, 1, pp 3-6
Abstract

Fire is an ecologically significant process in the fire-prone ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests of the northern Sierra Nevada. Fire regimes are influenced by processes that operate over a range of scales that can be grouped broadly as bottom-up (e.g., topography, forest type) or top-down...

Author(s)
Gill, L.; Taylor, A. H.
Publisher
Association for Fire Ecology, Redlands, USA
Citation
Fire Ecology, 2009, 5, 3, pp 57-75
Abstract

Information on fire's role in pre-twentieth-century lodgepole pine forests of the southern Sierra Nevada is limited. It has generally been assumed that fire plays only a minor role in lodgepole's dynamics unlike in other portions of its range. This assertion was examined by sampling fire-scarred...

Author(s)
Caprio, A. C.
Publisher
Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Berkeley, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2008, No.PSW-GTR-189, pp 255-261
Abstract

Understanding natural variability in precipitation and drought, and the resulting effects on Sierra Nevada forests, is crucial for successful resource management in this environmentally sensitive area of California. This study assessed the species-specific influence of precipitation variations on...

Author(s)
Potito, A. P.; MacDonald, G. M.
Publisher
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, USA
Citation
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2008, 40, 1, pp 129-139

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