Topographic controls on the regional-scale biodiversity of the south-western USA

@inproceedings{Coblentz2004TopographicCO,
  title={Topographic controls on the regional-scale biodiversity of the south-western USA},
  author={David Coblentz and Kurt H. Riitters},
  year={2004}
}
Many topographic characteristics of the landscape (e.g. relief, slope, aspect, gradient, slope curvature, slope length and contour curvature) play important roles in the distribution of vegetation and biodiversity (e.g. Merriam, 1890, 1894; Whittaker & Niering, 1965, 1968; Vuilleumier, 1970; Brown, 1971, 1978; Hastings et al., 1972; Simpson, 1975; Hanawalt & Whittaker, 1976; Whittaker, 1977; Behle, 1978; Johnson, 1978; Peet, 1978; Patterson, 1980; Cole, 1982; Allen & Peet, 1990; Allen et al… CONTINUE READING
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