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The role of fire refugia in the distribution of Pinus sabiniana (Pinaceae) in the southern Sierra Nevada

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Dylan W. Schwilk, and Jon E. Keeley, 2006, The role of fire refugia in the distribution of Pinus sabiniana (Pinaceae) in the southern Sierra Nevada: Madroño, v. 53, iss. 4.

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Although widespread throughout the interior foothills of central and northern California, Pinus sabiniana Dougl. has a disjunct distribution in the southern Sierra Nevada, where it is abundant in the Kern River and Tule River watersheds, but is absent from the Kaweah River watershed between 36° and 37°N. This gap in the pine's distribution has long intrigued botanists and ecologists and has elicited a number of hypotheses for this anomalous biogeographical pattern. Here we propose a new hypothesis that couples unique features of the southern Sierra Nevada topography with unique features of P. sabiniana's response to fire. This low elevation pine is widely distributed in grassland and chaparral, and where it occurs with the latter vegetation, [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3120/0024-9637(2006)53[364:TROFRI]2.0.CO;2
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