Response of Arnica dealbata to climate change, nitrogen deposition, and fire

Matthew David Hurteau, Malcolm North

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Predicted changes in climate and increasing nitrogen deposition are likely to have significant impacts on species that have limited distributions or are already experiencing diminished population size. Arnica dealbata (A. Gray, Asteraceae), a listed sensitive species in Yosemite National Park, is endemic to California and has limited distribution within the park boundaries. The objective of this research was to examine the effects of altered precipitation resulting from climate change, increasing nitrogen deposition resulting from pollution, and prescribed fire on A. dealbata. A. dealbata cover significantly increased with increasing snowpack and prescribed fire. Increasing nitrogen deposition negatively affected cover. Our results suggest Yosemite's A. dealbata populations can thrive even under a changing climate if prescribed fire is frequently applied coupled with increased moisture availability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalPlant Ecology
Volume202
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Fingerprint

Arnica
prescribed burning
climate change
nitrogen
snowpack
climate
Asteraceae
population size
national parks
national park
pollution
moisture
distribution

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Plant Science

Cite this

Hurteau, Matthew David ; North, Malcolm. / Response of Arnica dealbata to climate change, nitrogen deposition, and fire. In: Plant Ecology. 2009 ; Vol. 202, No. 1. pp. 191-194.
@article{934f562633744af885f248a696da7e06,
title = "Response of Arnica dealbata to climate change, nitrogen deposition, and fire",
abstract = "Predicted changes in climate and increasing nitrogen deposition are likely to have significant impacts on species that have limited distributions or are already experiencing diminished population size. Arnica dealbata (A. Gray, Asteraceae), a listed sensitive species in Yosemite National Park, is endemic to California and has limited distribution within the park boundaries. The objective of this research was to examine the effects of altered precipitation resulting from climate change, increasing nitrogen deposition resulting from pollution, and prescribed fire on A. dealbata. A. dealbata cover significantly increased with increasing snowpack and prescribed fire. Increasing nitrogen deposition negatively affected cover. Our results suggest Yosemite's A. dealbata populations can thrive even under a changing climate if prescribed fire is frequently applied coupled with increased moisture availability.",
author = "Hurteau, {Matthew David} and Malcolm North",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s11258-008-9472-4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "202",
pages = "191--194",
journal = "Plant Ecology",
issn = "1385-0237",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "1",

}

Response of Arnica dealbata to climate change, nitrogen deposition, and fire. / Hurteau, Matthew David; North, Malcolm.

In: Plant Ecology, Vol. 202, No. 1, 01.05.2009, p. 191-194.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Response of Arnica dealbata to climate change, nitrogen deposition, and fire

AU - Hurteau, Matthew David

AU - North, Malcolm

PY - 2009/5/1

Y1 - 2009/5/1

N2 - Predicted changes in climate and increasing nitrogen deposition are likely to have significant impacts on species that have limited distributions or are already experiencing diminished population size. Arnica dealbata (A. Gray, Asteraceae), a listed sensitive species in Yosemite National Park, is endemic to California and has limited distribution within the park boundaries. The objective of this research was to examine the effects of altered precipitation resulting from climate change, increasing nitrogen deposition resulting from pollution, and prescribed fire on A. dealbata. A. dealbata cover significantly increased with increasing snowpack and prescribed fire. Increasing nitrogen deposition negatively affected cover. Our results suggest Yosemite's A. dealbata populations can thrive even under a changing climate if prescribed fire is frequently applied coupled with increased moisture availability.

AB - Predicted changes in climate and increasing nitrogen deposition are likely to have significant impacts on species that have limited distributions or are already experiencing diminished population size. Arnica dealbata (A. Gray, Asteraceae), a listed sensitive species in Yosemite National Park, is endemic to California and has limited distribution within the park boundaries. The objective of this research was to examine the effects of altered precipitation resulting from climate change, increasing nitrogen deposition resulting from pollution, and prescribed fire on A. dealbata. A. dealbata cover significantly increased with increasing snowpack and prescribed fire. Increasing nitrogen deposition negatively affected cover. Our results suggest Yosemite's A. dealbata populations can thrive even under a changing climate if prescribed fire is frequently applied coupled with increased moisture availability.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=63949085146&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=63949085146&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s11258-008-9472-4

DO - 10.1007/s11258-008-9472-4

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:63949085146

VL - 202

SP - 191

EP - 194

JO - Plant Ecology

JF - Plant Ecology

SN - 1385-0237

IS - 1

ER -