Justin T. Maxwell

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A historically unprecedented mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreak affected western Montana during the past decade. We examined radial growth rates (AD 1860-2007/8) of co-occurring mature healthy and MPB-infected ponderosa pine trees collected at two sites (Cabin Gulch and Kitchen Gulch) in western Montana and: (1) compared basal area increment (BAI) values(More)
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, Box #5051, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, United States Department of Geography, Indiana University, Student Building 120, 701 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405, United States Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 261 Gardner Hall, 1 University(More)
Tree rings are widely considered to be a reliable proxy record of variations in climate and soil moisture. Here, using data from the Midwest United States (US), we provide documentation of a deteriorating relationship between radial tree growth and drought that is consistent across multiple species and locations. We find that traditional methods for drought(More)
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