Environmental factors and ecological processes controlling vegetation patterns in boreal forests

  title={Environmental factors and ecological processes controlling vegetation patterns in boreal forests},
  author={Gordon B Bonan},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
An individual tree model of forest dynamics was used to examine the environmental and ecological factors controlling forest vegetation patterns in upland boreal forests of North America. Basic life history traits that characterized the regeneration, growth, and death of individual trees were combined with species-specific responses to important environmental factors. This model simulated forest structure and vegetation patterns in conifer, hardwood, and mixed conifer-hardwood forests and… CONTINUE READING
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