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Chapter 13: Implement Interagency Whitebark Pine Monitoring for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem(Project INT-EM-F-12-01)Author(s): Kristen L. Legg; Erin Shanahan; Nancy Bockino; Kelly McCloskey; Darren Blackford
Source: In: Potter, Kevin M.; Conkling, Barbara L., eds. 2016. Forest health monitoring: national status, trends, and analysis 2015. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-213. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 226 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionWhitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) occurs on over 2 million acres in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). As a keystone and foundation species, whitebark pine influences ecosystem functions such as biodiversity, vegetation structure, and hydrology. It has declined throughout its range in the Northern Rockies due to the combined effects of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), altered fire regimes, and climate change.
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CitationLegg, Kristen L.; Shanahan, Erin; Bokino, Nancy; McCloskey, Kelly; Munson, Steve; Blackford, Darren. 2016. Chapter 13: Implement Interagency Whitebark Pine Monitoring for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem(Project INT-EM-F-12-01) Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-213. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 6 p.
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