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Masters ThesisDisturbance effects across a productivity gradient: postfire vegetation response in serpentine and non-serpentine forests in the northern Sierra Nevada (California, USA)DeSiervo, Melissa H.Disturbances such as wildfire play a major role in the diversity, structure, and composition of plant communities, however, little is known about the differential impacts of fire across landscapes that vary in characteristics such as soil nutrients an . . .
Masters ThesisSahara, E. AprilFor over a century, increases in the abundance of woody plant species in savannas have been occurring worldwide, and this woody plant encroachment directly threatens the existence of savanna ecosystems. Savannas are known for their striking compositio . . .
Masters ThesisA comparative analysis of four methods for detecting nitrogen in a heterogeneous serpentine landscape: the potential influence of fire and habitatFranklin, David B.Ultramafic parent materials in northern California and southwestern Oregon have given rise to one of the largest serpentine regions in the world. This area is dominated by sparse, fire-prone coniferous forests and shrublands which are apparently highl . . .
Masters ThesisThe role of fire in shaping pollinator communities : a post burn analysis of bees in serpentine habitatLillie, SheilahBees (Hymenoptera) represent one of the primary pollinators in most natural and managed ecosystems world-wide. Current concerns for a global decline in bee populations emphasize the need to better understand the factors that shape bee communities. Alt . . .