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A preliminary classification system for vegetation of Alaska.Author(s): Leslie A. Viereck; C.T. Dyrness
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-106. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionA hierarchical system, with five levels of resolution, is proposed for classifying Alaska vegetation. The system, which is agglomerative, starts with 415 known Alaska plant communities which are listed and referenced. At the broadest level of resolution the system contains five formations - forest, tundra, shrubland, herbaceous vegetation, and aquatic vegetation.
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CitationViereck, Leslie A.; and Dyrness, C.T. 1980. A preliminary classification system for vegetation of Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-106. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 43 p
KeywordsClassification (vegetation), communities (plant), Alaska
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