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The persistence of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Grand Mesa Area, Colorado

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Kulakowski, Dominik, Veblen, Thomas T, and Drinkwater, Sarah, The persistence of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Grand Mesa Area, Colorado: .

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Human activities have caused the decline of numerous species and ecosystems. To promote ecosystem resilience, recent management efforts aim to maintain ecosystem patterns and processes within their historical range of variability. There has been substantial concern that quaking aspen, the most widely distributed tree in North America and the most important deciduous tree in the subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains, has declined significantly in the western landscape during the 20th century. This reported decline has been attributed to conifer encroachment associated with fire exclusion, as well as other causes. To assess long-term changes in the extent of quaking aspen in a 175000-ha study area in western Colorado, we used a Geographic [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS Export <br> On - Wed Sep 19 08:08:31 MDT 2012

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