Role of Climate in Ecosystem Differentiation



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 (Fig. 4.1).


Carbon Stock Fire Regime Fine Woody Debris Increase Fire Frequency Erosion Cycle 


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