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Fire History and Composition of the Subalpine Forest of Western Colorado During the Holocene

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Fall, Patricia L, Fire History and Composition of the Subalpine Forest of Western Colorado During the Holocene: .

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Pollen and plant macrofossils from the Keystone Ironbog are used to document changes in species composition and the dynamics of the subalpine forest in western Colorado over the past 8000 years. Modern pollen spectra (particularly pollen influx), plant macrofossils, observations on modern species composition, and quantified densities and mean basal areas of forest trees are used to interpret the paleoecology of the forest. From 8000 to 2600 years ago the fen was surrounded by a subalpine forest. However, unlike the modern subalpine forest where Abies lasiocarpa (Hooker) Nuttall is slightly more abundant than Picea engelmannii (Parry) Engelmann, these Holocene forests had a greater dominance of P. engelmannii, perhaps reflecting a summer [...]

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Fall, Patricia L

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

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