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High-latitude rainforests and associated ecosystems of the west coast of the Americas : climate, hydrology, ecology, and conservation

Author: Richard G Lawford; Paul B Alaback; Eduardo Fuentes
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1996.
Series: Ecological studies, v. 116.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Regional intercomparisons between ecosystems on different continents can be a powerful tool to better understand the ways in which ecosystems respond to global change.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
High-latitude rainforests and associated ecosystems of the west coast of the Americas.
New York : Springer, ©1996
(OCoLC)795778356
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Lawford; Paul B Alaback; Eduardo Fuentes
ISBN: 0387944877 9780387944876 3787944877 9783787944873 9781461284536 1461284538
OCLC Number: 32013448
Description: xxiii, 409 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Climate, Hydrology, and History.- 1. North-South Variations in West Coast Hydrometeorological Parameters and Their Significance for Earth Systems.- 2. Factors Controlling the Climate of the West Coast of North America.- 3. Sulfur Cycling in Coastal Upwelling Systems and Its Potential Effects on Climate.- 4. Atmospheric and Geologic Constraints on the Biogeochemistry of North and South American Temperate Rainforests.- 5. Past Changes in Climate and Tree Growth in the Western Americas.- 6. Constraints on Terrestrial Primary Productivity in Temperate Forests Along the Pacific Coast of North and South America.- Section 2. Biotic Patterns.- 7. Biodiversity Patterns in Relation to Climate: The Coastal Temperate Rainforests of North America.- 8. Phytogeographic Relationships and Regional Richness Patterns of the Cool Temperate Rainforest Flora of Southern South America.- 9. A Comparative Review of Forest Dynamics and Disturbance in the Temperate Rainforests of North and South America.- 10 Patterns of Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity in New World Temperate Rainforests.- 11. Avian Communities in Temperate Rainforests of North and South America.- 12. The Importance of Plant-Bird Mutualisms in the Temperate Rainforest of Southern South America.- 13. The Temperate Rainforest Lakes of Chile and Canada: Comparative Ecology and Sensitivity to Anthropocentric Change.- Section 3. Forest System Responses to Human Activities.- 14. Implications of Patch Dynamics for Forested Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.- 15. Assessing and Responding to the Effects of Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems.- 16. A Comparison of the Ecology and Conservation Management of Cool Temperate Rainforest in Tasmania and the Americas.- 17. Logging Effects on the Aquatic Ecosystem: A Case Study in the Carnation Creek Experimental Watershed on Canada's West Coast.- 18. Biodiversity of Canadian Forests, with Particular Reference to the West Coast Forests.- Section 4. Conclusion.- 19. Afterword.
Series Title: Ecological studies, v. 116.
Responsibility: Richard G. Lawford, Paul B. Alaback, Eduardo Fuentes, editors.
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