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Quantifying vulnerability of quaking aspen woodlands and associate bird communities to global climate change in the northern Great Basin


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US Geological Survey(Fiscal Agent), Conservation Biology Institute(Collaborator), Barry Baker(Collaborator), Utah State University(Collaborator), Paul Rogers(Collaborator), Portland State University(Collaborator), Robert Scheller(Collaborator), US Geological Survey(Principal Investigator), Susan Earnst(Principal Investigator), University of Nevada - Reno(Collaborator), Jian Yang(Collaborator), University of Idaho(Collaborator), Eva Strand(Collaborator), Boise State University(Collaborator), Kevin Glueckert(Collaborator), Teton Research Institute(Collaborator), Kevin Krasnow(Collaborator), Clark University(Collaborator), Dominik Kulakowski(Collaborator), Susan McIlroy(Collaborator), Doug Shinneman(Principal Investigator), Bureau of Land Management(Collaborator), Anne Halford(Collaborator), University of Nevada, Reno(Collaborator), Peter Weisberg(Collaborator), US Forest Service(Collaborator), Cheri Howell(Collaborator), Tom Dilts(Collaborator), Quantifying vulnerability of quaking aspen woodlands and associate bird communities to global climate change in the northern Great Basin,


FY2011Aspen populations are in decline across western North America due to altered fire regimes, herbivory, drought, pathogens, and competition with conifers. Aspen stands typically support higher avian biodiversity than surrounding habitats, and maintaining current distributions of several avian species is likely tied to persistence of aspen on the landscape. We are examining effects of climate change on aspen and associated avian communities in isolated mountain ranges of the northern Great Basin, by coupling empirical models of avian-habitat relationships with spatially-explicit landscape simulations of vegetation and disturbance dynamics (using LANDIS-II) under various climate change scenarios. We are addressing the following questions: [...]

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