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Management practices since the late 19th century, including fire exclusion and harvesting, have altered the structure of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex P. Lawson & C. Lawson) dominated forests across the western United States. These structural changes have the potential to...

Author(s)
Battaglia, M. A.; Gannon, B.; Brown, P. M.; Fornwalt, P. J.; Cheng, A. S.; Huckaby, L. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 422, pp 147-160
Abstract

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

Forest and woodland ecosystems play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle and may be strongly affected by changing climate. Here, we use an individual-based approach to model piñon pine (Pinus edulis) radial growth responses to climate across gradients of environmental stress. We sampled piñon...

Author(s)
Redmond, M. D.; Kelsey, K. C.; Urza, A. K.; Barger, N. N.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecosphere, 2017, 8, 3, pp e01681
Abstract

Twentieth-century fire exclusion has produced unnatural and undesirable changes in vegetation structure and dynamics of many rangelands of western North America, but not all kinds of ecosystems have been so affected. A comparison of the historical and modern fire regimes, especially in peripheral...

Author(s)
Floyd, M. L.; Romme, W. H.; Hanna, D. P.; Hanna, D. D.
Publisher
Society for Range Management, Wheat Ridge, USA
Citation
Rangeland Ecology & Management, 2017, 70, 3, pp 348-355
Abstract

Management of many dry conifer forests in western North America is focused on promoting resilience to future wildfires, climate change, and land use impacts through restoration of historical patterns of forest structure and disturbance processes. Historical structural data provide models for past...

Author(s)
Brown, P. M.; Battaglia, M. A.; Fornwalt, P. J.; Gannon, B.; Huckaby, L. S.; Julian, C.; Cheng, A. S.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2015, 45, 11, pp 1462-1473
Abstract

Over 300 wood fossils were collected from the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site near Snowmass Village in central Colorado, USA. Wood fossils range from fragments of stems and branches only a few centimeters in diameter and length to whole logs >50 cm diameter and >10 m length. Many of the fossils ...

Author(s)
Brown, P. M.; Nash, S. E.; Kline, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Quaternary Research, 2014, 82, 3, pp 575-579
Abstract

Fire history reconstructions from fire scars in tree rings have been valuable for assessing fire regime changes and their climatic controls. It has been asserted, however, that these two- to four-century long records from the western USA are unrepresentative of longer periods of the Holocene and...

Author(s)
Roos, C. I.; Swetnam, T. W.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2012, 22, 3, pp 281-290
Abstract

We selected a warm/dry mixed conifer forest (ponderosa pine, white fir, Douglas-fir, and aspen) in southwestern Colorado to reconstruct historical conditions of fire regime and forest structure in preparation for an experiment in ecological restoration. Although mixed conifer forests are of high...

Author(s)
Fulé, P. Z.; Korb, J. E.; Wu, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2009, 258, 7, pp 1200-1210
Abstract

Epidemiological studies of white pine blister rust on limber pine require a temporal component to explain variations in incidence of infection and mortality. Unfortunately, it is not known how long the pathogen has been present at various sites in the central Rocky Mountains of North America....

Author(s)
Kearns, H. S. J.; Jacobi, W. R.; Geils, B. W.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Forest Pathology, 2009, 39, 3, pp 177-191
Abstract

We developed fire-scar and tree-recruitment chronologies from two stands dominated by limber pine and Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine in central and northern Colorado. Population structures in both sites exhibit reverse-J patterns common in uneven-aged forests. Bristlecone pine trees were older...

Author(s)
Brown, P. M.; Schoettle, A. W.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2008, 17, 3, pp 339-347

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