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Carbon storage in mountainous streams

Science Spotlights Posted on: August 21, 2015
Riparian carbon storage represent a previously undocumented but important carbon sink. Findings show that low-gradient, broad valley bottoms with old-growth forest or active beaver colonies store the majority of carbon along mountainous streams.

Estimating the economic value of recreation losses in Rocky Mountain National Park due to a mountain pine beetle outbreak

Publications Posted on: July 30, 2013
Forest insects have long-standing ecological relationships with their host trees. Many insects have a benign or beneficial relationship with trees, but a few species are characterized by unpredictable population eruptions that have great ecological and economic implications (Logan, Régnière, and Powell 2003). These insect outbreaks are a major agent of natural disturbance in North American forests.

A rule made to be broken: Research and education in Rocky Mountain National Park

Publications Posted on: September 14, 2009
For four years during graduate school, I obtained a permit to conduct fisheries research in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The permit always stipulated, "Research shall be conducted out of the sight and sound of park visitors." I never understood the reason for this rule. Perhaps visitors might consider my research methods harsh.

Regeneration of Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) and limber pine (Pinus flexilis) three decades after stand-replacing fires

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2009
Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) and limber pine (Pinus flexilis) are important highelevation pines of the southern Rockies that are forecast to decline due to the recent spread of white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) into this region.