Climate response, age distribution, and fire history of a Corkbark Fir (Abies Lasiocarpa Var. Arizonica) stand in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278758
Title:
Climate response, age distribution, and fire history of a Corkbark Fir (Abies Lasiocarpa Var. Arizonica) stand in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona
Author:
Psaltis, June
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The southernmost known North American stand of corkbark fir ( Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica (Merriam) Lemm.) is found in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. Climate response, age distribution, and fire history were studied in this small corkbark fir stand to provide baseline information for future management. Response function analysis indicated April--June precipitation from the current growing season, April--June temperature from the current growing season, November--March precipitation prior to the growing season, and August--October precipitation from the previous growing season as the most highly correlated factor with ring-width variance. Age distribution appeared to be steady state. A fire chronology developed for the corkbark fir site was used to test synchroneity of fire events with previously developed chronologies from nearby sites. Chi-squared analyses indicated significant association of fire years for all sites but not spread of fire from one site to another.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zwolinski, Malcolm J.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClimate response, age distribution, and fire history of a Corkbark Fir (Abies Lasiocarpa Var. Arizonica) stand in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorPsaltis, Juneen_US
dc.contributor.authorPsaltis, Juneen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe southernmost known North American stand of corkbark fir ( Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica (Merriam) Lemm.) is found in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. Climate response, age distribution, and fire history were studied in this small corkbark fir stand to provide baseline information for future management. Response function analysis indicated April--June precipitation from the current growing season, April--June temperature from the current growing season, November--March precipitation prior to the growing season, and August--October precipitation from the previous growing season as the most highly correlated factor with ring-width variance. Age distribution appeared to be steady state. A fire chronology developed for the corkbark fir site was used to test synchroneity of fire events with previously developed chronologies from nearby sites. Chi-squared analyses indicated significant association of fire years for all sites but not spread of fire from one site to another.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1404054en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41611020en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.