Environmental causes and consequences of forest clearance and agricultural abandonment in central New York , USA

  title={Environmental causes and consequences of forest clearance and agricultural abandonment in central New York , USA},
  author={Kathryn M. Flinn and Mark Vellend and Peter E L Marks},
Aim Climate, topography and soils drive many patterns of plant distribution and abundance across landscapes, but current plant communities may also reflect a legacy of past disturbance such as agricultural land use. To assess the relative influences of environmental conditions and disturbance history on vegetation, it is important to understand how these forces interact. This study relates the geographical distribution of land uses to variation in topography and soils; evaluates the… CONTINUE READING
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