Tree invasion in meadows of lassen volcanic national park, California

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Abstract

The causes of tree invasion into meadows in Lassen Volcanic National Park were investigated by dating invasive trees and associating age structure patterns with regional variations in fire history, grazing, and climate change. Massive invasion was associated primarily with cessation of livestock grazing and burning between 1905 and 1933, but climatic change may also have contributed. Maintenance of meadows may require continued use of unnatural processes due to uncertainties about pre-European fire regimes and other resource considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-470
Number of pages14
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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