Overview. This portal presents a database of syntheses about aspen (Populus tremuloides) and the species that make up the flora and fauna communities found in aspen ecosystems. The portal's goal is to provide resource professionals, researchers, educators, policy makers, and the general public with summaries of the body of knowledge of aspen ecosystems. Additionally, the syntheses found in this database can be a valuable tool in developing searching strategies for the extensive aspen bibliography found else where in this website.
Synthesis Database Submissions. The database found below is intended to help identify the range of syntheses published. They synthesis aspen ecosystem ecology and management in a range of locations, and focus on a range of ecosystem species. If you would like recommend a synthesis to be included in this database, please submit (1) the synthesis title, (2) an abstract about the synthesis, (3) where the synthesis was developed, (4) the author(s)/editor(s) of the synthesis (name, email and telephone), (5) the date it was published, (6)your name and contact info, and (7) an attached copy of the synthesis or a link to it if available. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Ecology, Biodiversity, Management, and Restoration of Aspen in the Sierra Nevada
Abstract: This report was commissioned by the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin
Management Unit to synthesize existing information on the ecology and management
of aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Sierra Nevada of California and surrounding environs.
It summarizes available information on aspen throughout North America from published
literature, internal government agency reports, and experienced scientists and managers.
The historic distribution, abundance, and ecologic role of aspen in the Sierra Nevada
are discussed, along with the reproductive physiology of aspen. Issues that affect aspen
health and vigor in the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere are covered, along with methodology
for assessing the condition of aspen and monitoring the effects of management activities
to restore and maintain aspen. Descriptions of the types of aspen that occur in the Sierra
Nevada are presented along with alternative techniques to manage and restore aspen that
are applicable wherever aspen is found
Publisher: Report by Rocky Mountain Research Station
Authors: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Rogers, Paul C.; Burton, David; Bartos, Dale L.
Date Published: 2006
Volume Info: General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-178
Keywords: aspen, Populus tremuloides, ecology, management, Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe Basin, monitoring, and assessment
Contents: Table of Contents
Available: Pdf file download or order hard copy
Synthesis Comments and Corrections: Since the Aspen Delineation Project (ADP) was a partner in the development of this publication, it will record and make public all comments on the pubication. If you fell significant literature was not reviewed in the synthesis or if you fell there are errors in it, please submit your comment to peregrines(at)prodigy.net. You can review all comments and suggested literature reviews that have been been submitted to date.
Annual Synthesis Updates: The Aspen Delineation Project (ADP) was a partner in the development of this publication and it has taken on the responsibility of tracking important new publications published since the synthesis was published. As part of the project, the ADP will published an annual addendum to the synthesis summarizing new findings. If you are aware of any journal publication or agency reports that you believe are significant contributions to the Ecology, Biodiversity, Management, and Restoration of Aspen in the Sierra Nevada, please submit them to peregrines(at)prodigy.net
Aspen Ecology and Management in the Western United States
Abstract: This publication reviews the body of knowledge applicable to ecology and management of aspen on the mountains and plateaus of the interior western United States and, to a lesser extent, Canada.
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Editors: DeBlye, Nobert V., Winokur, Robert P., Editors
Date Published: 1985
Volume Info: General Technical Report RM-119
Keywords: ecology, management
Available Now on Line: Introduction (439 KB)
Part IV: Management (4.1 MB)
|Title: Fire Effects Information System
Abstract: FEIS provides up-to-date information about fire effects on plants and animals. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.
The FEIS database contains literature reviews, taken from current English-language literature of almost 900 plant species, about 100 animal species, and 16 Kuchler plant communities found on the North American continent. The emphasis of each review is fire and how it affects each species. Background information on taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and ecology of each species is also included. Reviews are thoroughly documented, and each contains a complete bibliography. Managers from several land management agencies (United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service) identified the species to be included in the database. Those agencies funded the original work and continue to support maintenance and updating of the database.
Publisher: Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.
Volume Info (Contact Information): Jane Kapler Smith
406 329-4805, email@example.com