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Research Article

Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle on Fuels and Expected Fire Behavior in Lodgepole Pine Forests, Colorado, USA

  • Tania Schoennagel mail,

    tschoe@colorado.edu

    Affiliations: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Thomas T. Veblen,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • José F. Negron,

    Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Research Station, United States Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Jeremy M. Smith

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: January 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030002

About the Authors

Tania Schoennagel
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Tania Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, Jeremy M. Smith
Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
José F. Negron
Rocky Mountain Research Station, United States Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tschoe@colorado.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS TTV. Performed the experiments: TS. Analyzed the data: TS JMS TTV. Wrote the paper: TS. Contributed fuels data: JFN. Reviewed and edited the manuscript: JFN TTV JMS.