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Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges

Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Phil Rundel, Nathan Stephenson, and Dave A. Weixelman

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the montane and subalpine coniferous forests and other vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges in California, vegetation patterns and environmental factors that ... More


Spatio-temporal structure in soil communities and ecosystem processes

Matty P. Berg

in Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199228973
eISBN:
9780191711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228973.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The structure of a community is an important factor in the stabilization of food web composition and the regulation of ecosystem processes. Nevertheless, surprisingly little is known about temporal ... More


Some Mammals and Birds of the Forest

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter considers the mammals and birds in coniferous forests, including shrews, mice squirrels, rodents, moose, elks, deers, foxes, bears, and crossbills. All warm-blooded animals need food and ... More


The Big Picture

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter maps the geographic extent of the ecosystems created by conifers, and coincidentally the areas of dominance of one or more identifying conifer species. The result is a mosaic of ... More


Life on the Forest Floor

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter looks at the ecosystem of the forest floor. The forest floor consists chiefly of soil. One of the most distinctive soils is podsol, the typical soil in conifer forests. This soil is ... More


Natural and Unnatural Interference

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the interactions between coniferous trees and nonliving things: fires, snow and wind, air pollution and acid rain, and logging. Fire is essential to forest renewal. Like ... More


Broadleafs Growing among the Conifers

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on broadleafs that can be found in northern forests. It considers the trees and shrubs that live in the harsh climate of the true north, not those in the mixed forests of the St. ... More


The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, ... More


The Nature and Origin of the Vertebrate Fauna

Jacques Blondel

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The aim of this chapter is to provide an account of the complex history of Mediterranean faunas as they evolved from the end of the Pliocene about 1.8 ... More


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