(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The suitability of montane ecotones as indicators of global climatic change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Memphis, Memphis, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. address the suitability of two montane ecotones, the alpine treeline ecotone and the deciduous/Boreal forest ecotone, as indicators of climate change. In so doing, they 1) briefly review the literature on the ecotone, focusing on the factors that create and maintain its position at a given location; 2) assess the projected response of the ecotone to various aspects of global warming (e.g., increased temperature, altered moisture balances); and 3) discuss the suitability of the ecotone as an indicator of global climate change


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1996, vol. 20, no3 [pp. 253-272]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



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