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Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America
Title: Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America
Identifier: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1650-a/
Creator: Thompson, Robert S.; Anderson, Katherine H.; Bartlein, Patrick J.
Publisher: USGS = U.S. Geological Survey
Abstract: This atlas explores the continental-scale relations between the geographic ranges of woody plant species and climate in North America. A 25-km equal-area grid of modern climatic and bioclimatic parameters was constructed from instrumental weather records. The geographic distributions of selected tree and shrub species were digitized, and the presence or absence of each species was determined for each cell on the 25-km grid, thus providing a basis for comparing climatic data and species' distributions. The relations between climate and plant distributions are explored in graphical and tabular form. The results of this effort are primarily intended for use in biogeographic, paleoclimatic, and global-change research. These web pages provide access to the text, digital representations of figures, and supplemental data files from USGS Professional Paper 1650, chapters A and B. A printed set of these volumes can be ordered from the USGS at a cost of US$ 63.00. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: Introduction, Methods, and Data Sources / Conifers / Hardwoods / Histogram Data Tables / GIS Files of Tree Species Range Maps.
Subject: Trees (582.16);
Shrubs (582.17)
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Spatial coverage: North America
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Other reference works
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2013-12-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
URL of this vifabio-resource: http://www.vifabio.de/en/iqfBio/detail/7408
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