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Comparison of the Sedimentary Record of Fire with the Tree-Ring Record Within and Near Giant Sequoia Groves, Sierra Nevada, California
Entry ID: brdwerc0002

Abstract: The larger Sierra Nevada Global Change Research Program (SNGCRP) seeks to
understand past, present, and possible future changes in Sierran forest
structure, composition, and dynamics resulting from changing management
practices and anticipated global climate change. Within the larger program,
this project ("Comparison of the sedimentary record of fire with the tree-ring
record within and near ... View entire text

Purpose: APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: Results from this study will improve our
understanding of the most important forces shaping Sierran forests--climate and
fire--and their effects on forests, thereby improve our ability to predict the
consequences of future changes in climate and fire regimes. Specifically,
results will help us to test the fire and forest dynamics models being
developed as part of the larger Sierra Nevada Global Change Research Program.
Those models, in turn, will help managers explore possible consequences of
different management actions (such as applying prescribed fires at different
frequencies and intensities), and may suggest possible management actions to
mitigate the effects of climatic change on forests.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.0   S: 35.0   E: -117.0   W: -123.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Scott R. Anderson
Dataset Title: Sedimentary Record of Fire in Sierran Montane Meadows
Dataset Release Date: 1998-09-30
Dataset Release Place: Three Rivers, California
Dataset Publisher: USHS/BRD Western Ecological Research Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-18
Stop Date: 1998-09-30
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Western Ecological Research Center, USGS/BRD, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 209-565-3176
Fax: 209-565-3177
Email: nathan_l._stephenson at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Western Ecological Research Center
HCR 89 Box 4
City: Three Rivers
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93271
Country: USA
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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