Ecological Studies

High-Latitude Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coast of the Americas

Climate, Hydrology, Ecology, and Conservation

Editors: Lawford, Richard G., Alaback, Paul, Fuentes, Eduardo (Eds.)

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Regional intercomparisons between ecosystems on different continents can be a powerful tool to better understand the ways in which ecosystems respond to global change. Large areas are often needed to characterize the causal mechanisms governing interactions between ecozones and their environments. Factors such as weather and climate patterns, land-ocean and land-atmosphere interactions all play important roles. As a result of the strong physical north-south symmetry between the western coasts of North and South America, the similarities in climate, coastal oceanography and physiography between these two regions have been extensively documented. High Latitude Rain Forests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coast of the Americas presents current research on West Coast forest and river ecology, and compares ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest with those of South America.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • North-South Variations in West Coast Hydrometeorological Parameters and Their Significance for Earth Systems

    Lawford, Richard G.

    Pages 3-26

  • Factors Controlling the Climate of the West Coast of North America

    McBean, G. A.

    Pages 27-41

  • Sulfur Cycling in Coastal Upwelling Systems and Its Potential Effects on Climate

    Benbow, S. Mary P.

    Pages 42-56

  • Atmospheric and Geologic Constraints on the Biogeochemistry of North and South American Temperate Rainforests

    Hedin, Lars O. (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • Past Changes in Climate and Tree Growth in the Western Americas

    D’Arrigo, Rosanne D. (et al.)

    Pages 75-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High-Latitude Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coast of the Americas
Book Subtitle
Climate, Hydrology, Ecology, and Conservation
Editors
  • Richard G. Lawford
  • Paul Alaback
  • Eduardo Fuentes
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
116
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3970-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3970-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94487-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8453-6
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 413
Topics