A model of arctic tundra vegetation derived from topographic gradients

@article{Ostendorf1998AMO,
  title={A model of arctic tundra vegetation derived from topographic gradients},
  author={Bertram Ostendorf and James F. Reynolds},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={13},
  pages={187-201}
}
We present a topographically-derived vegetation model (TVM) that predicts the landscape patterns of arctic vegetation types in the foothills of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska. In the Arctic there is a strong relationship between water and plant structure and function and TVM is based on the relationships between vegetation types and slope (tan β) and discharge (δ), two independent variables that can be easily derived from digital terrain data. Both slope and discharge relate to… CONTINUE READING

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