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Overview of the geoecology of the Gongga Shan Range, Sichuan Province, China

Auteur :
THOMAS, A.

Description :
The Gongga Shan range is in the transition zone between the Tibetan Plateau and the South Chinese plains. Western slopes are warmer and drier than the eastern slopes at the same altitude, which author attributes to the mass-elevation effect of the Tibetan Plateau, not to topoclimatological effects. Seven geoecological (vegetative) belts and the timberline and treeline, with the two sides differentiated, are described. The range has extensive coniferous and deciduous forests, but unrestricted logging will have destroyed the forests in 10 to 15 years if there is not a change in policy. - (SLD)


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Mountain research and development, issn : 0276-4741, 1999, vol. 19, n°. 1, p. 17-30, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 39 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Japon, Tokyo, United Nations University

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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