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    Author(s): Drew S. Bost; Matthew J. Reilly; Erik S. Jules; Melissa H. DeSiervo; Zhiqiang Yang; Ramona J. Butz
    Date: 2019
    Source: Landscape Ecology. 34: 2599-2614.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Tree mortality is of considerable concern, but the magnitude and extent of forest canopy decline are relatively unknown in landscapes with high levels of topographic complexity, spatial heterogeneity, and species diversity. We assessed 30 years of canopy decline, including a 5-year period characterized by extreme drought, in one of North America’s most diverse landscapes in the Klamath Mountains of northern California, USA.

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    Bost, Drew S.; Reilly, Matthew J.; Jules, Erik S.; DeSiervo, Melissa H.; Yang, Zhiqiang; Butz, Ramona J. 2019. Assessing spatial and temporal patterns of canopy decline across a diverse montane landscape in the Klamath Mountains, CA, USA using a 30-year Landsat time series. Landscape Ecology. 34: 2599-2614.


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    canopy decline, Shasta red fir (Abies magnifica var. shastensis), topographic refugia, tree mortality, LandTrendr, climate change

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