The role of fire in the mid-Holocene arrival and expansion of lodgepole pine ( Pinus contorta var . latifolia Engelm . ex S . Watson ) in Yukon , Canada

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In north-west Canada, Pinus contorta (lodgepole pine) has been migrating northwards and westwards for millennia. Its regeneration is currently enhanced by fire, which may act as a trigger for local population expansion. Using Holocene charcoal records from four small (<10 ha) lakes in southern Yukon, we investigated the relationship between long-term Pinus… (More)

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