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Document title

Influences of geomorphology and geology on alpine treeline in the American West - more important than climatic influences ?

published at : Alpine treeline, climate, and environmental changes. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BUTLER D.R. ; MALANSON G.P. ; WALSH S.J. ; FAGRE D.B. ;

Abstract

All these influences occur at spatial scales ranging from the continental scale to fine scale processes and landforms at the slope scale. Past geomorphic influences, particularly Pleistocene glaciation, have also left their impact on treeline. Current fine scale processes include solifluction and changes on relict solifluction and digging by animals. These processes should be examined in detail in future studies to facilitate a better undestanding of where individual tree seedlings become established as a primary response of the ecotone to climate change

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 28, no 5 [pp. 434-450]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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