UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

Aspen Projects

 

RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEM RESPONSE TO TIMBER HARVSESTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESTORING ASPEN

The management challenge we are facing is to design and implement prescriptive conifer removal strategies sufficient for restoration of encroached riparian aspen stands with minimal short-term and no long-term negative impacts on riparian resources. >>More

 

CATTLE GRAZING MANAGEMENT AND ASPEN RESTORATION

We conducted two studies in aspen stands within cattle grazing allotments on the Eeagle Lake District - Lassen National Forest between 2003 and 2007 to examine grazing management and aspen restoration options. >>More

 

THE CONTRIBUTION OF ASPEN STANDS TO PLANT DIVERSITY IN THE SIERRA NEVADA AND CASCADES 

Our objective was to determine if functioning aspen stands contribute unique plant species and assemblages not found in adjacent conifer and meadow communities>>More

 

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ASPEN STAND CONDITION UNDER DYNAMICS OF INCREASING CONIFER COVER AND PERSISTENT ASPEN

We observed trends of indicators to stand condition along the local gradient of conifer cover in aspen stands. We also estimated the amount and rate of change in conifer cover over the past 50 years by stand, and correlated cover changes with stand condition indicators >>More

 

 

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