(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Range shape and range elongation of North American trees

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Denver, ETATS-UNIS


The A. investigates the relative range elongation, with respect to maximum north-south distance and maximum east-west distance, of 269 North American tree species. These data provide evidence that species with smaller ranges tend to be elongated north-south and species with larger ranges tend to be elongated east-west. This pattern is likely a result of species with small ranges being limited by local north-south-trending topography and species with large ranges being limited by major east-west-oriented climatic zones, and is not merely an artifact of Rapoport's rule. Now, an explicit measure of range shape exists to compare to other biogeographical characteristics


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no1 [pp. 40-57]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.,1 ap.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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