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Consequences of widespread tree mortality triggered by drought and temperature stress
The multitude of forest die-off events within the last decade strongly suggests that forest mortality is an emerging global phenomenon, constituting a major uncertainty in projections of climateExpand
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Novel fuelbed characteristics associated with mechanical mastication treatments in northern California and south-western Oregon, USA
Mechanically masticated fuelbeds are distinct from natural or logging slash fuelbeds, with different particle size distributions, bulk density, and particle shapes, leading to challenges inExpand
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Importance of resin ducts in reducing ponderosa pine mortality from bark beetle attack
The relative importance of growth and defense to tree mortality during drought and bark beetle attacks is poorly understood. We addressed this issue by comparing growth and defense characteristicsExpand
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Resin duct characteristics associated with tree resistance to bark beetles across lodgepole and limber pines
Bark beetles have recently killed billions of trees, yet conifer defenses are formidable and some trees resist attack. A primary anti-insect defense of pines is oleoresin from a system of resin ductsExpand
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The Flammability of Forest and Woodland Litter: a Synthesis
Fire behavior and effects in forests and woodlands are influenced by surface fuels and senesced leaf litter in particular. We have known that species exhibit differential flammability for some time,Expand
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Understory vegetation response to mechanical mastication and other fuels treatments in a ponderosa pine forest
Questions: What influence does mechanical mastication and other fuel treatments have on: (1) canopy and forest floor response variables that influence understory plant development; (2) initialExpand
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A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality
Widespread tree mortality associated with drought has been observed on all forested continents and global change is expected to exacerbate vegetation vulnerability. Forest mortality has implicationsExpand
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The burning characteristics of southeastern oaks: Discriminating fire facilitators from fire impeders
Abstract In southeastern pine–oak ecosystems, ecological restoration targets oaks for removal by chemical, mechanical, burning, or combinations of treatments. Managers often pursue oak removalExpand
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A synthesis of radial growth patterns preceding tree mortality
Tree mortality is a key factor influencing forest functions and dynamics, but our understanding of the mechanisms leading to mortality and the associated changes in tree growth rates are stillExpand
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Role of burning season on initial understory vegetation response to prescribed fire in a mixed conifer forest
Although the majority of fires in the western United States historically occurred during the late summer or early fall when fuels were dry and plants were dormant or nearly so, early-seasonExpand
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