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    Author(s): Jonathan W. Long; Carl Skinner; Malcolm North; Lenya Quinn-Davidson
    Date: 2014
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 83-100. Chap. 1.5
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    A number of studies undertaken by the Forest Service within the synthesis area have been designed and implemented to better understand both more immediate and long-term effects of treatments, including the Blacks Mountain Ecological Research Project (Oliver 2000); Goosenest Adaptive Management Area Project (Ritchie 2005); Long-Term Soil Productivity Study (Powers 2006); National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study (McIver and Fettig 2010); the Teakettle Experiment (North 2002); the Kings River Experimental Watersheds (KREW) (Hunsaker and Eagan 2003); the Plumas-Lassen Administrative Study, which includes the Meadow Valley study area; and the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP), a joint project spearheaded by the University of California (fig. 1 and table 1). These studies have generally had difficulty maintaining funding after initial implementation, so the resulting information from the studies has been limited to responses over relatively short time periods. In a few situations, researchers have been able to study some long-term questions by taking advantage of a well-designed study that had been dormant or abandoned for some time but had been well archived by the original researchers (Dolph et al. 1995, Knapp et al. 2012). These examples provide a valuable precedent for future research.

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    Long, J.W.; Skinner, C.; North, M.; Quinn-Davidson, L. 2014. Research gaps: adaptive management to cross-cutting issues. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 83-100. Chap. 1.5.


    ecological restoration, socioecological systems, ecosystem resilience, forest planning, fire management, altered fire regimes, wildfire, climate change, anthropogenic disturbance, invasive species, water resources, species of conservation concern, California

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