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Fire caused tree mortality in western US national parks (2018)


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van Mantgem, P.J., and Falk, D.A., 2018, Fire caused tree mortality in western US national parks (2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This data consists of observations of individual trees that were subjected to prescribed fire in western US national parks. Information on individual trees include measurements of tree size, competition, and fire-caused damage. The data also includes estimates of plot-level vapor pressure deficit anomaly before fire. These data support the following publication: van Mantgem, P. J., Falk, D. A., Williams, E. C., Das, A. J. and Stephenson, N. L. (2018), Pre‐fire drought and competition mediate post‐fire conifer mortality in western U.S. National Parks. Ecol Appl. . doi:10.1002/eap.1778


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Analysis_Growth_Mortality_GLMMs_final.R 16.16 KB
Analysis_SummaryStats_final.R 2.57 KB
DroughtRxMort.csv 39.37 KB
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The data were collected as part of a research project to understand mechanisms of fire-caused tree mortality.


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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southwest CASC
  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Western Ecological Research Center

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7JH3JXM

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