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Lichen community change in response to succession in aspen forests of the southern Rocky Mountains

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Paul C Rogers, and Ronald J Ryel, Lichen community change in response to succession in aspen forests of the southern Rocky Mountains: .

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In western North America, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is the most common hardwood in montane landscapes. Fire suppression, grazing and wildlife management practices, and climate patterns of the past century are all potential threats to aspen coverage in this region. If aspen-dependent species are losing habitat, this raises concerns about their long-term viability. Though lichens have a rich history as air pollution indicators, we believe that they may also be useful as a metric of community diversity associated with habitat change. We established 47 plots in the Bear River Range of northern Utah and southern Idaho to evaluate the effects of forest succession on epiphytic macrolichen communities. Plots were located in a narrow [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 09:43:31 CDT 2011

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