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Topographic controls on the regional-scale biodiversity of the south-western USA

Author(s):

David D. Coblentz

Year:

2004

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

Journal of Biogeography 31: 1125-1138

Description

Aim Topography is a fundamental geophysical observable that contains valuable information about the geodynamic, tectonic and climatic history of a region. Here, we extend the traditional uses of topographic analysis to evaluate the role played by topography in the distribution of regional-scale biodiversity in the south-western USA. An important aspect of our study is its ability to provide a way to quantify characteristics of the topographic fabric and to construct predictive models that can be used to test hypotheses that relate topography and biodiversity.

Citation

Coblentz, David D.; Riitters, Kurt H. 2004. Topographic controls on the regional-scale biodiversity of the south-western USA. Journal of Biogeography 31: 1125-1138

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