Drought induces lagged tree mortality in a subalpine forest in the Rocky Mountains

Abstract

Extreme climatic events are key factors in initiating gradual or sudden changes in forest ecosystems through the promotion of severe, tree-killing disturbances such as fire, blowdown, and widespread insect outbreaks. In contrast to these climatically-incited disturbances, little is known about the more direct effect of drought on tree mortality, especially… (More)

Topics

4 Figures and Tables