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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Cathy L. Whitlock; R. Scott Anderson
Editor(s): Thomas T. Veblen; William L. Baker; Gloria Montenegro; Thomas W. Swetnam
Publication Date: 2003

From the text ... 'Our experience in conducting fire history studies comes from regions with natural lakes and wetlands. Lake sites are used for most stratigraphic fire history studies, and our understanding of charcoal deposition and burial (i.e., charcoal taphonomy) comes from such sites. Fire history studies from wetlands avoid some of the problems of sediment reworking found in lakes and offer a more local fire signal. Thus wetlands provide complementary information and an important alternative in regions where lakes are absent.' © 2003 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. All rights reserved.

Citation: Whitlock, C., and R. S. Anderson. 2003. Fire history reconstructions based on sediment records from lakes and wetlands. Pages 3-31 in; Veblen, T.T.; Baker, W.L.; Montenegro, G.; Swetnam, T.W. (editors), Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag. 444 p.

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Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • charcoal
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • lakes
  • pollen
  • sedimentation
  • wetlands
  • wildfires
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
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