3 edition of Whitebark pine communities found in the catalog.
Whitebark pine communities
Includes bibliographical references and index
|Statement||edited by Diana F. Tomback, Stephen F. Arno, Robert E. Keane|
|Contributions||Tomback, Diana F, Arno, Stephen F, Keane, Robert E|
|LC Classifications||QK494.5.P66 W55 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 440 p. :|
|Number of Pages||440|
|ISBN 10||155963717X, 1559637188|
|LC Control Number||00011161|
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Whitebark Pine Communities book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Whitebark pine is a dominant feature of western high-mountain r Pages: The book. presents an overview of the ecology and status of whitebark pine communities offers a basic understanding of whitebark pine taxonomy, distribution, and ecology, including environmental tolerances, community disturbance processes, regeneration processes, species interactions, and genetic Whitebark pine communities book structure identifies the threats to 5/5(1).
Common in western mountainous regions, whitebark pine is a source of food and habitat for many animals. This text explains what is known about whitebark pine communities and their ecological value, Read more. Seral whitebark pine communities occur over the greatest area in the continental climates of the central and northern Rocky Mountains of the U.S., but also occur Whitebark pine communities book.
Whitebark pine is a dominant feature of western high-mountain regions, offering an important source of food and high-quality habitat for species ranging from Clark's nutcracker to the grizzly bear.
But in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada, much of the whitebark pine is : Diana F. Tomback. GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: Whitebark pine is native to subalpine and timberline zones, occurring from west-central British Columbia (55 o N) east to west-central Alberta and south to central Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, and southern California (36 o N).
Its distribution splits into 2 broad sections, 1 following the Coast and Cascade ranges and the Sierra Nevada, and the other. Historically, whitebark pine communities were a significant component on up to 20% of forested lands in Glacier National Park.
The loss of whitebark pine will have broad ecosystem-level consequences. Scientists predict watershed hydrology, successional timing, animal communities, and the distribution of subalpine vegetation will all be impacted.
Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration by A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Rating: % positive. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) Species description: Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a 5-needled conifer classified as a stone pine which includes five species worldwide.
Stone pines are distinguished by large, dense seeds that lack wings and therefore depend upon birds and squirrels for dispersal across the landscape. Request PDF | On Jan 1,Diana F. Tomback and others published Whitebark Pine Communities, Ecology and Restoration | Find, read and.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Whitebark Pine Communities: Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology And Restoration informative book on the ecology of whitebark pine. The chapters were well organized with lots of references. The editors also included a useful index, and contact information for the contributors.5/5.
Whitebark Pine Restoration Strategy for the Pacific Northwest Region At the high end of its elevation range and on exposed or dry sites where conditions are too extreme for other tree species, whitebark pine may grow virtually alone and be the climax species.
At lower elevations where more hospitable weather conditions prevail and. Whitebark pine is a 5-needled conifer species placed in the subgenus Strobus, which also includes other 5-needled white pines. Whitebark pine is a stone pine (so-called for their stone-like seeds).
Only five species of stone pines are recognized worldwide, and whitebark pine is the only stone pine Whitebark pine communities book occurs in North America.
Tomback was lead organizer and editor of the book, Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration, published by Island Press inwhich provided important information for the status review of whitebark pine under the Endangered Species Act in by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. Tomback was lead organizer and editor of the book, Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration, published by Island Press in This latter work has grown in significance, with the recent status review of whitebark pine under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) occurs in the northwestern USA and southwestern Canada and is disappearing. This book contains 20 chapters which are organized into 4 parts: (1) a statement of the problem; (2) biology of whitebark pine; (3) threats and consequences to whitebark pine communities; and (4) restoration of whitebark pine by: Whitebark pine decline: Infection, mortality and population trends By: Katherine C.
Kendall and Robert E. Keane Edited by: Diana F. Tomback, Stephen F. Arno, and Robert E. Keane. Whitebark pine is a critical component of subalpine ecosystems in western North America, where it contributes to biodiversity and ecosystem function and in some communities is considered a keystone species.
Whitebark pine is undergoing rangewide population declines attributed to the combined effects of mountain pine beetle, white pine blister Price: $ Author of more than peer-reviewed publications, and lead editor of the book, Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration, Tomback has conducted research in National Parks and National Forests across the western U.S.
and Canada, supported by funding from the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Science Foundation.
Whitebark pine communities also influence the hydrology of the drainages where they occur. Because they grow on windy ridges and in other mountainous areas and have broad crowns, whitebark pine trees tend to act as snow fences and are responsible for significant amounts of high-elevation snow accumulation.
Conservation Biology Laboratory 7. Whitebark Pine Communities: Defining the Niche. The book, Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration, provides us with some state of the art management studies (as well as a nice demonstration of ecological concepts) on, perhaps, one of the hottest issues facing managers in the northern Rocky Mountains today.
Whitebark pine mutualism. Clark's nutcracker is the primary seed disperser for whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis). Whitebark pine is in decline throughout its range, due to infection by white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), widespread outbreaks of mountain pine beetle, and the long-term effects of fire : Aves.
We investigated the stand history of whitebark pine forests on 3 mountains in the Lolo National Forest, Montana, USA to characterize the fire regimes and other disturbance agents that historically operated at these sites and to explore the potential influences of modern fire suppression on these forests.
We used hLarsonistorical fire atlas data and dendroecological Cited by: The Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a five-needled pine that is essential to ecosystem functioning in many subalpine and treeline forests. In Canada, Whitebark Pine is found in high elevation habitat from the United States border northward to Mount Blanchet Park in British Columbia, and Willmore Wilderness Park in Alberta; and.
Limber pine Whitebark pine. Great Basin bristlecone pine. Location - The best ways to narrow down your options is to use location maps.
However, in some areas two or more 5 - needle white pine species may coexist or grow close together. whitebark pine; however these are not seen as major concerns. Stem infections, cankers, wood rots, molds and dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium spp.) have been identified on whitebark pine.
References COSEWIC. COSEWIC assessment on the status of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Size: KB.
whitebark pine communities, with the exception of a few remaining interior Great Basin ranges (Kendall and KeaneMcDonald and HoffTomback and Achuff In. Alien threats and restoration dilemmas in whitebark and limber pine communities. Proceedings of the George Wright Society Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands 9: Looking toward Eagle Peak from camp.
Pure whitebark pine stands abounded for many square miles. From the summit of Eagle Peak, whitebark pine were healthy and even expanding their range into north-facing cirques where decreased snow-pack and lengthening growing seasons are opening up new habitat, even at 9, feet.
Another interesting phenomenon was the down. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is arguably Oregon's quintessential timberline five-needle pine grows under the harshest of environmental conditions, frequently as a low, twisted, "krummholz" shrub, a small twisted tree, or a.
Whitebark Pine Restoration Whitebark pine is an extremely long-lived tree species that is found at the upper subalpine elevations. It is found from its southern extent in the U.S. to about 54 degrees north in Canada. Whitebark pine or white pine is a species of small- to medium-sized subalpine conifers found at mid to high elevations in the mountainous regions of Canada and western United States.
From small trees with broad crowns and rapidly spreading trunks to shrubs with twisted branches and widely extended crowns, the whitebarks vary in shape as [ ]. Energy content of fresh, mature whitebark pine seed collected on the Bridger-Teton National Forest ranged from 5, to 7, calories/g (µ=6, calories/g) [89,].
Tomback  reported similar energy values (µ=7, calories/g) for. Species profile about species listing status, federal register publications, recovery, critical habitat, conservation planning, petitions, and life history U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service ECOS Environmental Conservation Online System. Pinus albicaulis Engelm. – whitebark pine Subordinate Taxa.
This plant has no children Legal Status. Threatened and Endangered Information: This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state.
Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location. Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, Missoula, MT. likes. The WPEF is a (c)3 science based non-profit devoted to the preservation of whitebark 5/5(2).
Definitions of Whitebark Pine, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of Whitebark Pine, analogical dictionary of Whitebark Pine (English)Class: Pinopsida. The dramatic decline of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) populations in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada from the combined effects of fire exclusion, mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae), and white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), and the projected decline of whitebark pine populations rangewide (Chapters 10 and 11) do not simply.
I have been thinking about whitebark pine a lot recently. I have been working with the Forest Service and American Forests to develop an education sign that outlines the importance of whitebark pine for human and wildlife (WhitebarkPineSign_ver4).During the process I have had several opportunities to hike into the high elevation and admire whitebark while.
Whitebark pine is a keystone — or foundation — species in western North America where it increases biodiversity and contributes to critical ecosystem functions. Those include providing highly-nutritious seeds for more than 20 different species including Clark’s Nutcracker, grizzly bears, black bears, Steller’s Jay, and Pine Grosbeak.
Needles: Whitebark Pine has 5 needles per bundle, like Western White Pine, but Western White Pine needles are longer and thinner, and have a bluish color. Cones: The cones are only 2 to 3 inches long. They are purple, turning brown as they mature.
The cones remain on the tree and do not open when they dry. But birds, most notably Clark's Nutcracker, easily pull apart the cones .The whitebark pine’s smooth, rigid needles, to 3 inches long, grow in clusters of five near the ends of upswept branches.
The bark is smooth and pale gray. Whitebark pines can grow up to 60 feet tall in moister areas, but they are usually much shorter.
Constant strong winds in alpine areas can contort the trunk and cause stunting.Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) communities, which contribute significantly to western forest biodiversity, reach their distributional center of abundance in the North Central Rockies and South Central Rockies ecoregions .They are impacted by a number of these forest health challenges across much of their range, but especially in the U.S.
northwest and in the adjacent Cited by: