Climate Change Effects on Vegetation in the Pacific Northwest

Climate Change Effects on Vegetation in the Pacific Northwest : A Review and Synthesis of the Scientifi C Literature and Simulation Model Projections

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The purpose of this study was to review scientific knowledge and model projec-tions on vegetation vulnerability to climatic and other environmental changes in the Pacific Northwest, with emphasis on five major biome types: subalpine forests and alpine meadows, maritime coniferous forests, dry coniferous forests, savan-nas and woodlands (oak and juniper), and interior shrub-steppe. We started by reviewing and synthesizing the scientific literature on past and projected changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and climate for the Pacific Northwest (and globally), and how these changes are likely to influence snowpack dynamics, soil water availability, and selected disturbance regimes.
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 11mm | 476g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508693315
  • 9781508693314