Catastrophic influences on the vegetation of the Valdivian Andes, Chile

  title={Catastrophic influences on the vegetation of the Valdivian Andes, Chile},
  author={Thomas T. Veblen and David H. Ashton},
In association with a devastating earthquake in 1960, thousands of debris avalanches, landslides, and mudflows occurred in the Andes of south-central Chile. Catastrophic mass movements associated with seismic activity have affected the Andes of south-central Chile several times in the past 400 years and have profoundly influenced the regional vegetation. The most widespread forest types in the Andean Cordillera of the Province of Valdivia (latitude 39°25′ to 40°40′ S) are dominated byNothofagus… Expand

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