Fire and Vegetation history of the Pine Forest Range, NV over the past 4,000 years
Pollen and macroscopic charcoal found within lake sediments provide an opportunity to explore vegetation and fire history on time scales beyond what is available from historical or dendrological sources. This temporal breadth can offer great insight into the interactions between climate, vegetation, and fire. Using this approach, we examined the fire and vegetation history of the limber pine forests in the Pine Forest Range, NV. This record spans the past 4,000 years and shows vegetation consisting predominantly of open pine forests and sagebrush, with a slight increase in relative pine abundance ...
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