Chapter

Alpine Vegetation

John O. Sawyer and Todd Keeler-Wolf

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/9780520249554.003.0019
Alpine Vegetation

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This chapter discusses the occurrence of alpine vegetation in California—including high-elevation patterns of nonforested vegetation, which is considered to be either alpine or subalpine—and considers three alpine landscapes in California: coastal mountain, Sierra Nevada, and Great Basin. It also describes the floristic relationships, timberline conditions, and vegetation patterns at high elevations throughout the state.

Keywords: alpine vegetation; nonforested vegetation; alpine; subalpine; coastal mountain; Sierra Nevada; Great Basin; timberline

Chapter.  22574 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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