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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition$
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Michael Barbour

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001

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Alpine Vegetation

Alpine Vegetation

Chapter:
(p.539) NINETEEN Alpine Vegetation
Source:
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition
Author(s):

John O. Sawyer

Todd Keeler-Wolf

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0019

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

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