Enlargement of canopy gaps associated with a fungal pathogen in Yosemite Valley, California Public Deposited

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  • The enlargement of 21 canopy gaps associated with the root pathogen Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.:Fr.) Bref. (; Fomes annosus (Fr.) Karst.) in the mixed-conifer forest of Yosemite Valley was monitored between 1971 and 1998. Mean expanded gap area was 232 m2 (range 38–802 m2) in 1971 and 1455 m2 (range 150–4216 m2) in 1998. The pathogen is primarily spread among trees via root contacts; therefore, the spread and impact of H. annosum from the stump(s) where infection originated (gap makers) were characterized by describing the area of potential root contact as a variable-area plot. The potential root contact zone delineated the area that would be encompassed by mortality if all trees potentially in contact with the original gap makers had died. Of the 21 plots, the actual area of tree mortality exceeded the potential root contact zone in only two gaps. Enlargement rates around gap perimeters were uneven, ranging from 0 to 1.33 m/year. Incense-cedars (Calocedrus decurrens (Torr.) Florin) tended to die more slowly than ponderosa pines (Pinus ponderosa Dougl.), often 10–30 years after adjacent pines had died. Gap enlargement was not dependent on host density, basal area, or gap-maker diameter, and tended to stabilize over time, probably because of fungal competition in root wood and lack of sufficient suitable host material along gap margins.
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  • Rizzo, D. M., Slaughter, G. W., & Parmeter, J. R. (2000). Enlargement of canopy gaps associated with a fungal pathogen in Yosemite Valley, California. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 30, 1501-1510.
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