A paleoecological fire and vegetation history in Southeastern Wyoming

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Author Carter, Vachel Ashley
Title A paleoecological fire and vegetation history in Southeastern Wyoming
Date 2010-08
Description The Medicine Bow Range of southeastern Wyoming acts as a conduit for vegetation migration from Colorado into southeastern Wyoming. Macroscopic charcoal and pollen from Long Lake, Wyoming were used to reconstruct past fire and vegetation changes in conjunction with local, regional and broad-scale climatic changes. Distinct changes in pollen influx, along with high peak magnitudes (calculated using from CharAnalysis), were used to identify high fire severity fire episodes. The late Glacial period experienced cold and dry conditions, with low fire occurrence because there was low connectivity among the vegetation. As the climate shifted to warmer conditions in the early Holocene, conifers began to migrate into the region, creating a greater fuel source.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Fire; Paleoecology; Vegetation; Wyoming
Subject LCSH Paleoecology -- Medicine Bow Mountains (Colo. and Wyo.); Medicine Bow Mountains (Colo. and Wyo.); Fire ecology -- Medicine Bow Mountains (Colo. and Wyo.); Paleobotany -- Medicine Bow Mountains (Colo. and Wyo.)
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Rights Management ©Vachel Ashley Carter
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 15,380,413 bytes
Source Original in Marriott Library Special Collections, QE3.5 2010 .C27
ARK ark:/87278/s6c82qsf
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 192469
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6c82qsf
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