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Widespread Increase of Tree Mortality Rates in the Western United States

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 521-524
DOI: 10.1126/science.1165000

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vol. 323 no. 5913 521-524

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  • Received for publication August 22, 2008
  • Accepted for publication December 3, 2008
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  1. Phillip J. van Mantgem1,*,,
  2. Nathan L. Stephenson1,*,,
  3. John C. Byrne2,
  4. Lori D. Daniels3,
  5. Jerry F. Franklin4,
  6. Peter Z. Fulé5,
  7. Mark E. Harmon6,
  8. Andrew J. Larson4,
  9. Jeremy M. Smith7,
  10. Alan H. Taylor8,
  11. Thomas T. Veblen7
  1. 1 U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Three Rivers, CA 93271, USA.
  2. 2 USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID 83843, USA.
  3. 3 Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T IZ2, Canada.
  4. 4 College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
  5. 5 School of Forestry and Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA.
  6. 6 Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.
  7. 7 Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA.
  8. 8 Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  1. To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pvanmantgem{at}usgs.gov (P.J.V.); nstephenson{at}usgs.gov (N.L.S.)
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Arcata, CA 95521, USA.

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