Vegetation of the Santa Catalina Mountains: community types and dynamics

@inproceedings{Niering1985VegetationOT,
  title={Vegetation of the Santa Catalina Mountains: community types and dynamics},
  author={William A. Niering and Charles H. Lowe},
  year={1985}
}
This paper interprets plant community dynamics within three major vegetation regions-the Sonoran desert, the Encinal and coniferous forest-which extend from 700 m to the summit (2 766 m) on the south slope of the Santa Catalina Mts., Arizona. On the bajada, Larrea tridentata and disturbed desert scrub communities have been degraded by overgrazing and Carnegiea gigantea reproduction is failing on many sites. In the Spinose, suffrutescent desert scrub on protected lower mountain slopes Carnegiea… CONTINUE READING

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  • The FEBS journal
  • 2016