Judith Winterkamp

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Earth and Environmental Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mail Stop T003
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Fires Following Bark Beetles: Factors Controlling Severity and Disturbance Interactions in Ponderosa Pine
Pages: 21-44
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130300123

Previous studies have suggested that bark beetles and fires can be interacting disturbances, whereby bark beetle–caused tree mortality can alter the risk and severity of subsequent wildland fires. However, there remains considerable uncertainty around the type and magnitude of the interaction between fires following bark beetle attacks, especially in drier forest types such as those dominated by ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson). We used a full factorial design across a range of factors thought to control bark beetle−fire interactions, including the temporal phase of the outbreak, level of mortality, and wind speed.  [Read More]

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