Ecological Archives A024-043-A1
J. Mason Earles, Malcolm P. North, Matthew D. Hurteau. 2014. Wildfire and drought dynamics destabilize carbon stores of fire-suppressed forests. Ecological Applications 24:732–740. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1860.1
Appendix A. A table depicting stand characteristics of modeled mixed-conifer conditions and a figure showing carbon carrying capacity for 24 scenarios examined.
Table A1 describes stand characteristics of the pine-dominated, unthinned, fire-active and fir-dominated, selectively harvested, fire-suppressed stands that were modeled. Stand characteristics include trees per hectare, stand density index (SDI), quadratic mean diameter (QMD), diameter at breast height (DBH) percentile, and percent species composition.
Table A1. Stand characteristics of modeled mixed-conifer conditions.
Trees per ha
DBH Percentile (cm)
Figure A1 shows 50th, 25th/75th, and 5th /95th percentiles of CCC values for pine- and fir-dominated stands across various combinations of fire frequency, drought frequency, and drought mortality response.
Fig. A1. Carbon carrying capacity (CCC) for twenty-four scenarios examined. H = high, M = medium, L = low. Fir-dominated stand, white boxplots. Pine-dominated stand, purple boxplots. Dots represent median amount of live biomass for fir-dominated (gray) and pine-dominated (purple) stands. Box plots show 50th, 25th/75th, and 5th /95th percentiles.
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