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- Fettig, Christopher J.; Gibson, Kenneth E.; Munson, A. Steven; Negrón, Jose F.
- Forests 2014 v.5 no.4 pp. 822-826
- Dendroctonus ponderosae; age structure; forests; insecticides; issues and policy; landscapes; prescribed burning; probability; sanitation; semiochemicals; species diversity; trees; Western United States
- ... There are two general approaches for reducing the negative impacts of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, on forests. Direct control involves short-term tactics designed to address current infestations by manipulating mountain pine beetle populations, and includes the use of fire, insecticides, semiochemicals, sanitation harvests, or a combination of these treatments. Indirect c ...
- Zhao, Weiwei; Blauw, Luke G.; van Logtestijn, Richard S. P.; Cornwell, William K.; Cornelissen, Johannes H. C.
- Forests 2014 v.5 no.4 pp. 827-846
- biosphere; branches; burning; carbon sequestration; climate; drying; fire spread; flammability; forest fires; forests; fuels (fire ecology); rain; trees; water content; wood degradation
- ... Fire is nearly ubiquitous in the terrestrial biosphere, with profound effects on earth surface carbon storage, climate, and forest functions. Fuel quality is an important parameter determining forest fire behavior, which differs among both tree species and organs. Fuel quality is not static: when dead plant material decomposes, its structural, chemical, and water dynamic properties change, with im ...