Role of Climate in Ecosystem Differentiation

  • Robert G. Bailey


Climate is the composite, long-term, or generally prevailing weather of a region. As a source of energy and water, it acts as the primary control for ecosystem distribution (Figure 4.1).


Fire Regime Climatic Regime Ecosystem Differentiation Increase Fire Frequency Winter Snow Cover 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Bailey
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  1. 1.Ecosystem ManagementUSDA Forest ServiceFort CollinsUSA

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