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Geologic and edaphic factors influencing susceptibility of forest soils to environmental changeAuthor(s): Scott W. Bailey
Source: In: Mickler, Robert A.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Hom, John, eds. Responses of northern U.S. forests to environmental change. Ecological studies 139. New York: Springer-Verlag: 27-51.
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Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThere is great diversity in the structure and function of the northern forest across the 20-state portion of the United States considered in this book. The interplay of many factors accounts for the mosaic of ecological regimes across the region. In particular, climate, physiography, geology, and soils influence dominance and distribution of vegetation communities across the region. This chapter provides a review of the ecology of the northern forest, emphasizing the role of geology and soils.
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CitationBailey, Scott W. 2000. Geologic and edaphic factors influencing susceptibility of forest soils to environmental change. In: Mickler, Robert A.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Hom, John, eds. Responses of northern U.S. forests to environmental change. Ecological studies 139. New York: Springer-Verlag: 27-51.
- Ecological units of the Northern Region: Subsections
- Forested plant associations of the Colville National Forest.
- Area changes for forest cover types in the United States, 1952 to 1997, with projections to 2050.
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