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New Klamath paper out in GCB!

posted Sep 15, 2017, 2:22 PM by Melissa Lucash
Our first Klamath paper is out and published in Global Change Biology!  

We found:
- Postfire conifer recruitment was limited to a narrow window, with 89% of recruitment in the first 4 years. 
- With increasing climatic water deficit, higher propagule pressure (i.e., smaller patch sizes for high-severity fire) was needed to support a given conifer seedling density. 
- Under a more severe prospective warming scenario, more than half of the area currently capable of supporting montane conifer forest could become subject to minimal conifer regeneration in even moderate-sized (10s of ha) high-severity patches by the end of the century.

Vulnerability to forest loss through altered postfire recovery dynamics in a warming climate in the Klamath Mountains

Alan J. Tepley, Jonathan R. Thompson, Howard E. Epstein, and Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira