The importance of environment vs. disturbance in the vegetation mosaic of central Arizona
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Journal of Vegetation Science. 14: 25-34.
The vegetation of central Arizona is a mosaic of four vegetation types: chaparral, chaparral grassland, woodland, and woodland grassland. We analysed ten environmental variables, three disturbance variables, and five disturbance indicators to answer the question: What is the relative importance of environment and disturbance in explaining the vegetation pattern of our study area?
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Huebner, Cynthia D.; Vankat, John L. 2003. The importance of environment vs. disturbance in the vegetation mosaic of central Arizona. Journal of Vegetation Science. 14: 25-34.