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

Climate, Hydrology, Ecology, and Conservation

  • Richard G. Lawford
  • Eduardo Fuentes
  • Paul B. Alaback

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Climate, Hydrology, and History

  3. Biotic Patterns

  4. Forest System Responses to Human Activities

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Richard G. Lawford, Paul B. Alaback
      Pages 381-387
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-413

About this book


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.


Flora Rainforest atmosphere biodiversity chemistry climate conservation ecology ecosystem environment forest hydrology logging oceanography tree

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard G. Lawford
    • 1
  • Eduardo Fuentes
    • 2
  • Paul B. Alaback
    • 3
  1. 1.Office of Global ProgramsNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of EcologyCatholic UniversitySantiagoChile
  3. 3.School of Forestry, Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment StationUniversity of MontanaMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8453-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3970-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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