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Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges

Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Phil Rundel, Nathan Stephenson and Dave A. Weixelman

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249554
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0017
Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges

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This chapter discusses the montane and subalpine coniferous forests and other vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges in California, vegetation patterns and environmental factors that affect distribution, and the role fire in spatial pattern and landscape. It also discusses some of the factors affecting vegetation, such as insects and pathogens, wind and avalanches, invasive species, air pollution, and logging.

Keywords: coniferous forests; Sierra Nevada; Cascade Ranges; fire; insects; pathogens; wind; avalanches; invasive species; air pollution

Chapter.  33898 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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