The ecology and biogeography of Nothofagus forests

  title={The ecology and biogeography of Nothofagus forests},
  author={Thomas T. Veblen and Robert S. Hill and Jennifer Read},
  journal={Mountain Research and Development},
Focusing on the tree species Nothofagus, or southern beech, ecologists and biogeographers here provide a comprehensive examination of the distribution, history, and ecology of this species that predominates in forests from highland New Guinea at the equator to the subantarctic latitudes of Tierra del Fuego. The Nothofagus genus offers a fascinating key to understanding historical plant geography and modern vegetation patterns. 

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