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Reburns and their Impact on carbon pools, site productivity, and recovery [Chapter 13]

Publications Posted on: June 23, 2016
Prior to fire suppression and exclusion, wildfires and other disturbances (e.g., insects, disease, and weather) sustained ecosystem processes in many landscapes of the Western United States. However, wildfires have been increasing in size, frequency, and intensity in recent years (Kellogg and others 2008).

Carbon storage in mountain rivers

Documents and Media Posted on: December 04, 2014
Published research emphasizes rapid downstream export of terrestrial carbon from headwaters, but few studies have investigated the volume of carbon storage along  stream-riparian corridors. More Information:Document Type: Briefing Papers

Carbon pools along headwater streams with differing valley geometry in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (Abstract)

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2012
Headwaters are known to be important in the global carbon cycle, yet few studies have investigated carbon (C) pools along stream-riparian corridors. To better understand the spatial distribution of C storage in headwater fluvial networks, we estimated above- and below-ground C pools in 100-m-long reaches in six different valley types in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Vegetation inventory data: How much is enough?

Publications Posted on: July 20, 2009
Recognition of the value of forest vegetation data has increased in recent years, especially when it is collected using consistent methods over many forest types. Because the cost of collecting large datasets is substantial, managers must balance the cost of collection with the utility of the conclusions that may be drawn from the data analyses.

Vegetation Inventory Data: How Much is Enough?

Publications Posted on: July 09, 2009
Recognition of the value of forest vegetation data has increased in recent years, especially when it is collected using consistent methods over many forest types. Because the cost of collecting large datasets is substantial, managers must balance the cost of collection with the utility of the conclusions that may be drawn from the data analyses.

Soil carbon in arid and semiarid forest ecosystems [Chapter 18]

Publications Posted on: July 27, 2006
Forests of the semiarid and arid zones of the interior western United States (US) are some of the most unique in North America. They occupy 11 to 34% of the landscape at mostly higher elevations (USDA Forest Service, 1981). These forests are characterized by a high diversity of flora, fauna, climates, elevations, soils, geology, hydrology, and productivity.

Impacts of natural disturbance on soil carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems

Publications Posted on: July 27, 2006
Forest soils are entities within themselves, self-organized and highly resilient over time. The transfer of energy bound in carbon (C) molecules drives the organization and functions of this biological system (Fisher and Binkley, 2000; Paul and Clark, 1996). Photosynthetic organisms reduce atmospheric C and store energy from solar radiation in the formation of complex C molecules.