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Diversity, complexity and interactions: an overview of Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems
Tree Physiology (2003)
  • James N. Long, Utah State University
Abstract
This overview of Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems characterizes some of the major types, processes and management issues in the region. There are large ranges in edaphic conditions and striking environmental gradients, all interacting to influence the distribution of species, the nature of communities and disturbance regimes. The discussion focuses on the central role of disturbance and how understanding disturbance regimes influences the search for effective approaches to stewardship.
Keywords
  • disturbance regimes,
  • fire severity,
  • foret management,
  • reference condition,
  • silviculture
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Publication Date
2003
DOI
doi: 10.1093/treephys/23.16.1091
Citation Information
James N. Long. "Diversity, complexity and interactions: an overview of Rocky Mountain forest ecosystems" Tree Physiology Vol. 23 Iss. 16 (2003) p. 1091 - 1099
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jameslong/164/