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Sudden oak death effects on the dynamics of dead woodAuthor(s): Richard C. Cobb; João Filipe A.N.; Margaret R. Metz; Ross K. Meentemeyer; David M. Rizzo
Source: In: Frankel, S.J.; Kliejunas, J.T.; Palmieri, K.M.; Alexander, J.M. tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death fifth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-243. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 67-68
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionSudden oak death has impacted forests notable for high-fire risk and contiguous host communities in California and Oregon coastal forest ecosystems. The disease continues to emerge in stands and landscapes with a large biomass of tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus (Hook.&Arn.) Manos, Cannon & S.H.Oh), and we show that woody debris also increases with the progression of disease. This increase in fuels and the possibility of increased carbon release may impact wildfire intensity, wildlife, and regional carbon management goals (Cobb et al. 2012a, Lamsal et al. 2011, Valachovic et al. 2011).
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CitationCobb, Richard C.; Filipe, João, A.N.; Metz, Margaret R.; Meentemeyer, Ross K.; Rizzo, David M. 2013. Sudden oak death effects on the dynamics of dead wood. In: Frankel, S.J.; Kliejunas, J.T.; Palmieri, K.M.; Alexander, J.M. tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death fifth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-243. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 67-68.
KeywordsSudden oak death, Phytophthora ramorum, invasive species, tanoak, Notholithocarpus densiflorus, coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, Japanese larch, Larix kaempferi
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