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    Author(s): Vachel A. Carter; Andrea Brunelle; Thomas A. Minckley; John D. ShawR. Justin DeRose; Simon Brewer
    Date: 2017
    Source: Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12932.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Our understanding of how climate and fire have impacted quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) communities prior to the 20th century is fairly limited. This study analysed the period between 4500 and 2000 cal. yr BP to assess the pre-historic role of climate and fire on an aspen community during an aspen-dominated period.

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    Carter, Vachel A.; Brunelle, Andrea; Minckley, Thomas A.; Shaw, John D.; DeRose, R. Justin; Brewer, Simon. 2017. Climate variability and fire effects on quaking aspen in the central Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12932.

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    aspen, climate variability, disturbance, drought, fire history, late Holocene, palaeoecology, pollen, Rocky Mountains, vegetation change

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