Category: Research Grant Reports

Compound Disturbance in a Managed Landscape: Ecological Effects of Catastrophic Blowdown, Salvage-Logging, and Wildfire in a Subalpine Forest

– by Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, University of Colorado, Boulder This study evaluated the potential compounding effect of salvage-logging and wildfire following wind disturbance on seedling regeneration, understory composition, and ecosystem processes in Routt National Forest, a subalpine forest that sustained a 10,000 ha blowdown in 1997, was partially salvage-logged in 1999, and burned in Read More …

2011 Steinkemp Grant: The geographic and ecological basis of species richness: Diversification in Western North American Mertensia (Boraginaceae).

Mare Nazaire. (PhD Candidate and Assistant Curator of the Ownbey Herbarium, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA). The geographic and ecological basis of species richness: Diversification in Western North American Mertensia (Boraginaceae).  $1,000 A fundamental challenge in evolutionary biology and ecology lies in explaining why biotic-diversity differs among geographic regions. Patterns of Read More …