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Soil quality and health - Some applications to forest ecosystems

Documents and Media Posted on: November 30, 2018
Concerns about sustaining the productivity and health of forest ecosystems have been the subject of much research, debate, and federal actions (Perry, et. al. 1989; Gessel, et. al. 1990; Everett, et. al. 1994.) Forest management practices and their impacts on the environment are scrutinized daily by the media.Document Type: Other Documents

Western-montane plant communities and forest ecosystem perspectives

Documents and Media Posted on: October 17, 2018
The vegetation of "western-montane" forests is outlined in the context of different climatic regimes that vary from inland maritime to continental. Soil/vegetation correlations are most evident in the more severe environments, particularly with granitic versus limestone substrates. In moderate environments, soil/vegetation correlations can be derived but with greater difficulty.Document Type: Other Documents

Microclimate in Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology

Publications Posted on: July 15, 2004
Microclimate is the suite of climatic conditions measured in localized areas near the earth's surface (Geiger 1965). These environmental variables, which include temperature, light, windspeed, and moisture, have been critical throughout human history, providing meaningful indicators for habitat selection and other activities.