Fire History, Woodland Structure, and Mortality in a Piñon-Juniper Woodland in the Colorado National Monument

  title={Fire History, Woodland Structure, and Mortality in a Pi{\~n}on-Juniper Woodland in the Colorado National Monument},
  author={Deborah K Kennard and Amanda J. Moore},
ABSTRACT The Colorado National Monument (COLM), on the northeastern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau, supports a persistent Piñon (Pinus edulis Engelm.) — juniper (Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little) woodland, which has not been disturbed by large stand-replacing fires since modern fire records began. We examined the fire history of large (> 100 ha) stand-replacing fires, documented tree population structures, and characterized tree density, quadratic mean diameter (QMD), relative… 

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  • D. ShinnemanW. Baker
  • Environmental Science
    Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • 2009
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