(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Linear forest patterns in subalpine environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEKKER M.F. (1) ; MALANSON G.P. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Iowa, ETATS-UNIS


Roughly linear forest patches are common in subalpine environments, including "hedges", "ribbon forest", and "Shimagare" or "wave regenerated forests" (waves). The influence of wind is common among these patterns, but the role of positive feedback, the most important component of self-organization in biological systems varies. Hedges and waves can develop endogenously with a constant wind, and so can be considered self-organizing. Most ribbon forests seem to be dominated by exogenous forces


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 32, no6 [pp. 635-653]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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