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Pinyon-juniper succession after natural fires on residual soils of Mesa Verde, Colorado

@inproceedings{Erdman1970PinyonjuniperSA,
  title={Pinyon-juniper succession after natural fires on residual soils of Mesa Verde, Colorado},
  author={J. Erdman},
  year={1970}
}
A mountain brush vegetation typified by Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) and serviceberry (Amelanchier ittahensis) dominates the uplands of Mesa Verde National Park. There is evidence that this brush element is a successional stage that has been maintained by repeated natural fires in a large part of the Mesa Verde landscape. This study was conducted to determine the role of fire in the region's ecology, the nature of the climax pinyon pine (Piiius edulis) and Utah juniper (Junipenis osteosperma… Expand
Pinyon-Juniper Vegetation
Historical fire and multidecadal drought as context for piñon-juniper woodland restoration in western Colorado.
  • D. Shinneman, W. L. Baker
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
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  • 2009
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