An experiment in modeling Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems

by John R. Jones

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Fort Collins, Colo

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  • Aspen -- Growth,
  • Forest ecology -- Rocky Mountains -- Mathematical models

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  Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Management. In Sustainable Ecological Systems: Implementing an Ecological Approach to Land Management, Covington, W. W. and DeBano, L. F., technical coordinators. General Technical Report RM, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO, – Forest managers in the United States must respond to the need for climate-adaptive strategies in the face of observed and projected climatic changes. However, there is a lack of on-the-ground forest adaptation research to indicate what adaptation measures or tactics might be effective in preparing forest ecosystems to deal with climate change. A natural fire experiment in central Russia: Meteorology, radiative and optical properties of atmosphere and resulting effects on sub-boreal forest plants. 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, November , Orlando, FL, American Meteorological Society. Part I. Model concept. Nikolov NT(1), Fox DG. Author information: (1)USDA FS/Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, W. Prospect, Fort Collins, Colorado , USA. Predictions of forest ecosystem response to changes in climate and atmospheric CO(2) concentration require hierarchically structured process models.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. North American Workshop on Monitoring for Ecological Assessment of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems = Item Preview CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Collection usda. y conducting model–data assimilation analysis of the long-term eddy covariance dataset from the Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux site operated by the University of Colorado, Schimel et al. (), Sacks et al. (, ), Monson et al. (, a,b), and Moore et al. () showed that 1) an aggrading Rocky Mountain suba lpine forest is a net annual CO. This data release provides inputs needed to run the LANDIS PRO forest landscape model and the LINKAGES ecosystem process model for the area burned by the Black Dragon Fire in northeast China in , and simulation results that underlie figures and analysis in the accompanying publication. restore and rehabilitate invaded ecosystems. The next few pages illustrate some of the work that scientists at the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) do to address the Forest Service vision for preventing and reducing impacts of invasive plant species. Rocky Mountain Research Station Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program.

The ecology of the Rocky Mountains is diverse due to the effects of a variety of environmental factors. The Rocky Mountains are the major mountain range in western North America, running from the far north of British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the southwestern United States, climbing from the Great Plains at or below 1, feet ( m) to peaks of o feet (4, m). Our research combines long-term place-based ecological data, diverse methods (e.g., paleo, remote-sensing), and networking approaches to understand current and future drivers of drought- and fire-related forest disturbances, and how these disturbances are likely to impact Southern Rocky Mountain ecosystems and hydrology.

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An experiment in modeling Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems. Related Titles. Series: USDA Forest Service research paper RM ; 75 By. Jones, John R. (John Robert), Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.) Type. Book. By J.R. Jones, Published on 01/01/71Cited by: 5. An experiment in modeling Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems / By John R.

(John Robert) Jones and Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins. Abstract. no.7 Topics: Aspen, Forest ecology, Growth. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station USDA Forest Service Fort Collins, Colorado ABSTRACT / As a means of developing reliable estimates of eco.

system productivity, ecosystem classification needs to be placed Ecoregions are large ecosystems of regional extent that contain a number of smaller ecosystems. They are geographical. An experiment in modeling Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems.

By J.R. Jones. Topics: Ecology, plant research methods \u26 surveys, Populus tremuloides measurement, tree \u26 stand Author: J.R.

Jones. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, - Ecosystem management - pages 0 Reviews Preview this book».

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station and. analysis model that examines the benefits and costs of. Eastside forest ecosystem health assessment, Vol. the model ecosystem. Part A – The Ecosystem Method 1.

Choose an ecosystem (forest, desert, coral reef, ocean, rocky shore, grassland, mountain, savanna, prairie and pond etc.) to study independently. Focus your research on the main biotic and abiotic elements in the ecosystem. Do some research as to what plants and animals live in the.

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire are significantly different from historical patterns, and thatlandscapes should be managed with an eye toward An experiment in modeling Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems book past fire regimes.

Discussion paper. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. 5 pp. The Forest Service has developed a mapping framework to help managers better understand the hierarchical order of the ecosystems they manage, the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units.

Broad-scale ecoregions (domain, division, and. Effects of fire on Madrean Province ecosystems: a symposium proceedings / (Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, ), by Peter F.

Ffolliott, Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, and Ariz.) Madrean Archipelago/Sky Islands Conference. The Authors Robert E. Keane is a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory, P.O.

BoxMissoula, MTPhone ()FAX ()e-mail: [email protected] Sincehe has developed various ecological computer models for the Fire Effects Project for research and management.

Nowak, D. J., and Crane, D. E.,The Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) Model: Quantifying urban forest structure and functions, in Proceedings of the Integrated Tools. Rocky Mountain National Park - Ecosystems of Rocky Teacher Guide At 9, feet the subalpine begins, and continues to 11, feet.

Near this elevation the trees are stunted and the alpine tundra begins and includes the highest peak in the park, Longs Peak at an elevation of 14, feet. The riparian ecosystem runs through all the others and. The book is a comprehensive theoretical demonstration of the breakdown of traditional benefit/cost analysis in the presence of forest ecosystem (or demand) inteactions and is followed by a set of management science (optimization) procedures that address these interactions and better capture the ecosystem function.

This book is the result of a team of approximately scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem.

Get this from a library. Major habitat types, community types, and plant communities in the Rocky Mountains. [Robert R Alexander; Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment. Project Methods The approach involves an integrated program of conceptual and theoretical modeling, supported by field studies.

Ecological process models will be developed to predict vegetation and fuels over long time periods at a variety of scales, and to simulate effects of fuel and vegetation management and climate change on fire occurrence, carbon cycling and vegetation composition and.

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and fire. In recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire are significantly different from historical patterns, and that landscapes should be managed with an eye toward reestablishing past fire regimes.

Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems (Advances in Global Change Research Book 63) - Kindle edition by Halofsky, Jessica, Peterson, David L. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems (Advances in Global Change Research Book Manufacturer: Springer.

Subjects: Botany Ecology Forest ecology Forest plants Plant communities Rocky Mountain Region Forested plant associations of the northern subalpine regions of Alberta View Metadata. Forest Ecology and Management, 10 () Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam -- Printed in The Netherlands A SIMULATION MODEL FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF TIMBER/ FORAGE PRODUCTION ALTERNATIVES IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN ASPEN STANDS GERALD M.

GRAHAM and DAVID R. BETTERS Department of Forest and Wood Sciences. An experiment called Warming Meadows has ended. For 29 years, day and night during every season, shoulder-high electric infrared radiators directed heat downward to warm the top 6 inches of soil at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Sustainable Community Development Code Forest Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Community Development Page 3 About the Author Bud Watson is the Research Director for the Model Forest Policy Program. Watson, an attorney with a natural science background, has concentrated on evaluating land.

Get this from a library. An assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest. [Cathy W Dahms; Brian W Geils; Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.); Southwestern Forest Ecosystem Health Team (U.S.)] -- "This report documents an ecological assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest.

The assessment focuses at the regional. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. DOI: /RM-GTR; Abstract. These proceedings include papers and 12 poster presentations.

For more than 25 years, Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to understand the ecology of the threatened Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida).Most of the existing scientific knowledge on the ecology of this owl was developed by RMRS scientists and their partners, and these scientists also have been actively engaged in transferring.

Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. DOI: /RM-GTR; Abstract. This report evaluated 24 computer-aided decision support systems (DSS) that can support management decision-making in forest ecosystems.

Chloe received her B.S. in Environmental Geosciences with a concentration in Ecology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Three seasons of field work for the National Park Service and U.S.

Forest Service in Colorado, Idaho, and Montana cemented her love for Rocky Mountain Flora and field research. The forest served as the headquarters for the Priest River Forest Experiment Station until when the forest was incorporated into the Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

The forest is currently administered by the Rocky Mountain Research Station from the Moscow, Idaho, Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Montane ecosystems are found on the slopes of alpine climate in these regions strongly affect the ecosystem because temperatures fall as elevation increases, causing the ecosystem to montane forests are common at moderate elevations, due to moderate temperatures and high rainfall.

At higher elevations, the climate is harsher, with lower temperatures and higher.Dahms CW, Geils BW () ‘An assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest.’ USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station General Technical Report RM-GTR (Fort Collins, CO) 97 pp.

Eckhardt DW, Verdin JP, Lyford GR () Automated update of an irrigated lands GIS using SPOT HRV imagery. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service General Technical Report RM-GTR, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO.

Vankat, J. L. Montane and subalpine terrestrial ecosystems of the southern Colorado Plateau – literature review and conceptual models (revised version).