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Some publications from research using the Sierra Nevada Field Stations:

Baby boomer visitors in National Parks
Dustin Wilson. (2015). Baby boomer visitors in U.S. National Parks: exploring age changes, activity selection and transportation mode choice. Dissertation, Clemson University. Baby boomer visitors in Parks - dissertation

Microbial ecology of high elevation lakes
Check out the website for Michael Beman's Microbial Biogeochemistry Lab at
Curtis Hayden & J. Michael Beman. (2015). Microbial diversity and community structure along a lake elevation gradient in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12938.
Curtis Hayden & J. Michael Beman. (2014). High abundances of potentially active ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in oligotrophic, high-altitude lakes of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111560.

Mimulus evolution
Ferris, K.G., Sexton, J.P., & Willis, J.H. (2014). Speciation on a local geographic scale: the evolution of a rare rock outcrop specialist in Mimulus. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B? Biological Sciences, 369(1648), 20140001.
Sediment accumulation and depletion
Martin, S.; Conklin, M.; Bales, R. (2014). Seasonal accumulation and depletion of local sediment stores of four headwater catchments. Water 6(7):2144-2163. DOI: 10.3390/w6072144.
Climate change refugia
Kate Wilkin, Scott Stephens, & Alison Colwell. (2013). Protecting forest biodiversity: understanding climate change refugia for management. Southern Sierra Climate Change poster 2013; George Melendez Wright report 2013
Truffles in burned and unburned forests
Marc Meyer, Malcolm North, & Susan Roberts. (2008). Truffle abundance in recently prescribed burned and unburned forests in Yosemite National Park: implications for mycophagous mammals. Fire ecology article

COVID-19 and the Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations

Updated August 12, 2022

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