Our new paper from our NSF-funded Klamath grant (https://sites.google.com/a/pdx.edu/klamath-climate-and-fire/) was just published on-line.
This paper was truly a collaborative effort. The writing was led by Terry Marcey, NSF REU student in our lab, fieldwork was conducted by Maria Lopez Ortiz (Paraguay) and Jeff Shatford (BC), the study was designed by David Hibbs (OSU emeritus) and writing/mentoring was conducted by Melissa and Jonathan Thompson (Harvard Forest).
Our work shows that:
Management had no impact on Douglas-fir regeneration, the main species of concern in the region
Aspect (North vs. South-facing) overwhelmed management’s ability to influence composition and Douglas-fir regeneration
Managers should tailor post-fire management practices based on both objectives and aspect.
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