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Forest Disturbances

Projects

The nexus of fuels management and suppression response planning integrates pre-season actions with wildland fire incident response.
Both southwestern white pine and limber pine are threatened by the non-native pathogen Cronartium ribicola that causes the lethal disease white pine blister rust. Identifying genetic resistance to white pine blister rust in the pines and planting seedlings with those resistance traits are critical components of proactive and restoration strategies to conserve and sustain the species.
The Regeneration for Resilience (R4R) framework provides a decision structure to prioritize limited resources to manage and increase the resilience of pine stands against the risk of extirpation by white pine blister rust. Effective management of forest regeneration dynamics can increase forest resilience and adaptive capacity to mitigate impacts of invasive species.
High Soil Temperature Data Archive - From Prescribed Fires and Wildfires across the Western US.
A new fuel loading sampling method is developed to quickly and accurately estimate loadings for six surface fuel components using downward-looking and oblique photographs depicting sequences of graduated fuel loadings by fuel component.
Long-term growth responses to stand density reduction treatments in mature pine forests of California
Fuel treatment impacts in ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir forests in the Northern Rockies.
The impact of fire on conifer defenses.
Wildfire smoke can trigger severe pollution episodes with substantial impacts on public health.
Impacts of upwind wildfire emissions on CO, CO2, and PM2.5  concentrations in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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