Microclimate in Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology

  title={Microclimate in Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology},
  author={Jiquan Chen and Sari C. Saunders and Thomas R. Crow and Robert J. Naiman and Kimberley D. Brosofske and Glenn D. Mroz and Brian L. Brookshire and Jerry F. Franklin},
Microclimate is the suite of climatic conditions measured in localized areas near the earth's surface (Geiger 1965). These environmental variables, which include temperature, light, windspeed, and moisture, have been critical throughout human history, providing meaningful indicators for habitat selection and other activities. For example, for 2600 years the Chinese have used localized seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation to schedule their agricultural activities. In seminal studies… Expand

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