How Sierra Nevada Tree Mortality changed with Management, Precipitation and Forest Density: Research Brief

This paper compares tree mortality patterns in treated (thinned and/or burned) forested stands to untreated stands and how these treatments affect forest response to drought.

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Restaino, C., Young, D., Estes, B., Gross, S., Wuenschel, A., Meyer, M., and Safford, H. 2019. Forest structure and climate mediate drought‐induced tree mortality in forests of the Sierra Nevada, USA. Ecological Applications 29(4):e01902. 10.1002/eap.1902