Relationship of stand characteristics to drought-induced mortality in three southwestern piñion-juniper woodlands.

  title={Relationship of stand characteristics to drought-induced mortality in three southwestern pi{\~n}ion-juniper woodlands.},
  author={M. Lisa Floyd and Michael Clifford and Neil S. Cobb and Dustin Hanna and Robert J. Delph and Paulette L. Ford and Dave Turner},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={19 5},
Extreme drought conditions accompanied by rising temperatures have characterized the American Southwest during the past decade, causing widespread tree mortality in piñion-juniper woodlands. Piñon pine (Pinus edulis Engelm.) mortality is linked primarily to outbreaks of the pinyon ips (Ips confusus (Leconte)) precipitated by drought conditions. Although we searched extensively, no biotic agent was identified as responsible for death in Juniperus L. spp. in this study; hence this mortality was… CONTINUE READING


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