Bruce McCune

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Questions: Can a statistical model be designed to represent more directly the nature of organismal response to multiple interacting factors? Can multiplicative kernel smoothers be used for this purpose? What advantages does this approach have over more traditional habitat modelling methods? Methods: Non-parametric multiplicative regression (NPMR) was(More)
Air-quality monitoring in the United States is typically focused on urban areas even though the detrimental effects of pollution often extend into surrounding ecosystems. The purpose of this study was to construct a model, based upon epiphytic macrolichen community data, to indicate air-quality and climate in forested areas throughout the greater Central(More)
Old conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest have a wide range of microhabitats induced by canopy structure and substrate characteristics. We used the Wind River Canopy Crane to sample lichens and bryophytes throughout the spectrum of habitats available to epiphytes. Of the 111 species found in 72 sample units, 97 were lichens and 14 were bryophytes.(More)
We used habitat models to forecast the frequency of occurrence of epiphytic lichen species in a forested landscape under two alternative plans: a literal application of standard prescriptions in the Northwest Forest Plan and a plan patterned in part after natural disturbance regimes. The plans were evaluated for the Blue River watershed in the Cascade Range(More)
The distribution of sample units in multivariate species space typically departs strongly from the multivariate normal distribution. Instead of forming a hyperellipse in species space, the sample points tend to lie along high-dimensional edges of the space. This dust bunny distribution is seen in most ecological community datasets. The practical(More)
Lichens are reputedly slow growing and become unhealthy or die in response to supplements of the usual limiting resources, such as water and nitrogen. We found, however, that the tripartite cyanobacterial lichen Lobaria pulmonaria doubled in annual biomass growth after a single 20-minute immersion in a phosphorus solution (K2HPO4), as compared to controls(More)
We studied the evolutionary history of the Parmeliaceae (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota), one of the largest families of lichen-forming fungi with complex and variable morphologies, also including several lichenicolous fungi. We assembled a six-locus data set including nuclear, mitochondrial and low-copy protein-coding genes from 293 operational taxonomic(More)
In 1995, we installed surface-sterilized, rough-barked and smooth-barked tree branches in clearcuts, young forests, and old growth. Half of the experimental branches were inoculated with propagules of the epiphytic cyanolichen, Lobaria oregana. In 1997, we concluded that L. oregana was associated with old-growth Douglas-fir forests because of dispersal(More)
Similarities in ozone regimes at sites in or near forests of the western United States were investigated using hierarchical cluster analysis on a (63 × 17) matrix of frequencies of occurrence of 17 characteristic diurnal patterns in hourly ozone concentrations. Eight groups of sites with similar ozone patterns were identified. Sites within these groups(More)