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A changing climate is snuffing out post-fire recovery in montane forests

Author(s):

Kyle C. Rodman
Thomas T. Veblen
Marin E. Chambers
Zachary A. Holden
Thomas E. Kolb
Jessica R. Ouzts
Monica T. Rother

Year:

2020

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.13174.

Description

Climate warming is increasing fire activity in many of Earth’s forested ecosystems. Because fire is a catalyst for change, investigation of post-fire vegetation response is critical to understanding the potential for future conversions from forest to non-forest vegetation types. We characterized the influences of climate and terrain on post-fire tree regeneration and assessed how these biophysical factors might shape future vulnerability to wildfire-driven forest conversion.

Citation

Rodman, Kyle C.; Veblen, Thomas T.; Battaglia, Mike A.; Chambers, Marin E.; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Holden, Zachary A.; Kolb, Thomas E.; Ouzts, Jessica R.; Rother, Monica T. 2020. A changing climate is snuffing out post-fire recovery in montane forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.13174.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/61334