Marc a. Snyder

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We surveyed variation in both the concentration and composition of monoterpenes in six tissues within individuals of ponderosa pine to determine (1) whether variation exists between different tissues; (2) whether variation occurs between samples from the north and south sides of the tree within a tissue, and (3) whether composition of one tissue is(More)
Many plant species exhibit variable and synchronized reproduction, or masting, but less is known of the spatial scale of synchrony, effects of climate, or differences between patterns of pollen and seed production. We monitored pollen and seed cone production for seven Pinus ponderosa populations (607 trees) separated by up to 28 km and 1,350 m in elevation(More)
Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is the most important insect pest in southern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests. Tree mortality is hastened by the various fungal pathogens that are symbiotic with the beetles. The phenylpropanoid 4-allylanisole is an antifungal and semiochemical for some pine beetle species. We analyzed(More)
The parasitic dwarf mistletoeArceuthobium vaginatum attacksPinus ponderosa as its primary host andP. contorta as an occasional host. Within ponderosa pine stands there is also differential parasitism among individual trees. We compared biochemical features of phloem and xylem oleoresin between infected individuals of the two pine species (N=15 for each(More)
We compared host selection by two subspecies of Abert's squirrel, a highly specialized and selective herbivore. Both subspecies are restricted to stands of ponderosa pine, upon which they are ecologically dependent, but the two subspecies are geographically disjunct and each is closely associated with stands of trees that represent strongly differentiated(More)
We compared phloem characteristics of individual Pinus ponderosa attacked by the dwarf-mistletoe Arceuthobium vaginatum (Viscaceae) or by the beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae (Scolytidae) or by neither species. We quantified total nonstructural carbohydrates and a broad range of chemical elements for these three categories of trees. There were significant(More)
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