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Author Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A., author.

Title Mapping pyrophilic percentages across the Northeastern United States using witness trees, with focus on four national forests [electronic resource] / Melissa A. Thomas-Van Gundy, Gregory J. Nowacki, Charles V. Cogbill.

Publication Info. Newtown Square, PA : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, February 2015.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:NRS-145    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (26 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series General technical report NRS ; 145
General technical report NRS ; 145.
Note Title from Web page (viewed on June 3, 2015).
"February 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-26).
Summary Witness trees provide information fundamental for restoration ecology, often serving as baselines for forest composition and structure. Furthermore, when categorized by fire relations, witness trees can shed light on past disturbance regimes. Kriging was applied to witness-tree point data to form a contiguous surface of pyrophilic percentage for four national forests in the northeastern United States. Fire was found to be an important disturbance agent on the Allegheny and Finger Lakes National Forests, often corresponding to large river systems and lakesides where Native American activities were concentrated. In contrast, fire was relatively unimportant on the Green Mountain and White Mountain National Forests based on the witness-tree record. There, the cool, moist year-round climate, coupled with lower Native American population densities greatly subdued fire, supporting the local view of these as "asbestos" forests. When applying this method to town-level witness-tree data for the entire northeastern United States, we found a distinct east-west line dividing areas of high (south) and low (north) pyrophilic percentage. Known as the tension zone line, the undulating character of this boundary, penetrating northward along major river valleys, underscores the importance of Native Americans as a disturbance agent on the presettlement landscape.
Subject Trees -- Effect of fires on -- Northeastern States.
Forest fires -- Northeastern States.
Fire resistant plants -- Northeastern States.
Fire resistant plants. (OCoLC)fst00925525
Forest fires. (OCoLC)fst00932142
Trees -- Effect of fires on. (OCoLC)fst01156026
Northeastern States. (OCoLC)fst01242521
Added Author Nowacki, Gregory J. (Gregory Jay), author.
Cogbill, Charles V., author.
United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Thomas-Van Gundy, Melissa A. Mapping pyrophilic percentages across the northeastern United States using witness trees, with focus on four national forests. Newtown Square, PA : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, February 2015 (OCoLC)914876506
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:NRS-145

 
    
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