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Category: General Publications

Title: Working Paper 22: Restoring Spatial Pattern to Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

Author: * Egan, D.

Subject: Ecological Restoration, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Spatial Dynamics

Abstract: Until recently, forest managers have largely ignored the value of maintaining dynamic spatial patterns in forested ecosystems. In the America Southwest, where the norm in overstocked forests that are extremely susceptible to catastrophic fires and/or insect infestations and disease, restoring a spatial pattern of openings and tree groups would help alleviate these threats and move the forests within their historic range of variability. This ERI working paper focuses on restoring a dynamic spatial pattern to ponderosa pine forests in the American Southwest. It also addresses basic questions that land managers and others have about how to restore active spatial patterns across the forested Southwest.

Date: 2008

Type: Working Papers

Source: ERI Working Papers

Identifier: 1-12

Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu

Format: PDF

Language: English