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Landscape-scale quantification of fire-induced change in canopy cover following mountain pine beetle outbreak and timber harvest

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McCarley T.R., Kolden C.A., Vaillant N.M., Hudak A.T., Smith A.M.S., Kreitler J. Landscape-scale quantification of Fire-induced Change in Canopy Cover Following Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic and Timber Harvest Forest Ecology and Management. 391: 164-175.

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Across the western United States, the three primary drivers of tree mortality and carbon balance are bark beetles, timber harvest, and wildfire. While these agents of forest change frequently overlap, uncertainty remains regarding their interactions and influence on specific subsequent fire effects such as change in canopy cover. Acquisition of pre- and post-fire Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data on the 2012 Pole Creek Fire in central Oregon provided an opportunity to isolate and quantify fire effects coincident with specific agents of change. This study characterizes the influence of pre-fire mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae) and timber harvest disturbances on LiDAR-estimated change in canopy cover. Observed [...]

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local-index unknown 70191301
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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.02.015
series unknown Forest Ecology and Management

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journalForest Ecology and Management
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languageEnglish
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