Simulated impacts of mountain pine beetle and wildfire disturbances on forest vegetation composition and carbon stocks in the Southern Rocky Mountains

@inproceedings{Caldwell2013SimulatedIO,
  title={Simulated impacts of mountain pine beetle and wildfire disturbances on forest vegetation composition and carbon stocks in the Southern Rocky Mountains},
  author={Megan K. Caldwell and Todd J. Hawbaker and Jenny S. Briggs and Paul W. Cigan and Susan C. Stitt},
  year={2013}
}
Forests play an important role in sequestering carbon and offsetting anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, but changing disturbance regimes may compromise the capability of forests to store carbon. In the Southern Rocky Mountains, a recent outbreak of mountain pine beetle ( D ndroctonus ponderosae ; MPB) has caused remarkable levels of tree mortality. To evaluate the long-term impacts of both this insect outbreak and another characteristic disturbance in these forests, high-severity wildfire… CONTINUE READING

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