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Quaking aspen in Utah: integrating recent science with management

Author(s): Paul C. Rogers, Sam St. Clair
Year Published: 2016

Quaking aspen is widely regarded as a key resource for humans, livestock, and wildlife with these values often competing with each other, leading to overuse of aspen in some locations and declines. We review trends in aspen science and management, particularly in Utah. Historically, research conducted here holds a prestigious place in international aspen circles. We highlight recent studies continuing the tradition to keep rangeland managers informed of important developments, focusing on aspen functional types, historical cover change and climate warming, ungulate herbivory, and disturbance interactions.

Citation: Rogers, Paul C.; St. Clair, Samuel B. 2016. Quaking aspen in Utah: integrating recent science with management. Rangelands. 38(5): 266-272.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Wildlife, Fire History, Fire & Wildlife, Mammals, Ungulates
Ecosystem(s): Aspen woodland
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 15175
FRAMES RCS number: 22960
Record updated: Mar 20, 2018