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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
Abstract

Aim: The goal of this study was to understand better the role of interannual and interdecadal climatic variation on local pre-EuroAmerican settlement fire regimes in fire-prone Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf.) dominated forests in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Location: Our...

Author(s)
Taylor, A. H.; Beaty, R. M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Biogeography, 2005, 32, 3, pp 425-438
Abstract

Aim: To assess the importance of drought and teleconnections from the tropical and north Pacific Ocean on historical fire regimes and vegetation dynamics in north-eastern California. Location: The 700 km2 study area was on the leeward slope of the southern Cascade Mountains in north-eastern...

Author(s)
Norman, S. P.; Taylor, A. H.
Publisher
Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Biogeography, 2003, 30, 7, pp 1081-1092