Title: Vegetation of the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site
Author: Regan, Claudia M.; Musselman, Robert C.; Haines, June D.
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky.Mountain Research Station. 36 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Vegetation at the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site, a 600 ha research site at 3200 to 3500 m elevation in the Snowy Range of southeastern Wyoming, was categorized and described from an intensive sampling of species abundances. A total of 304 vascular plant taxa were identified through collection and herbarium documentation. Plots with tree species were separated from those without tree species for ordination and classification analyses. Detrended correspondence analysis was used to order plots along major axes of composition variation, which are inferred moisture and topographic gradients. Cluster analysis was used to categorize plots based on composition similarity. The resulting groups were named according to species dominants. We identified and described in detail 4 meadow, 4 thicket or scrub, 3 krummholz, and 2 forest plant associations.
Keywords: alpine vegetation, subalpine vegetation, plant associations, cluster analysis, floristics, Wyoming, Snowy Range, Medicine Bow Mountains
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Regan, Claudia M.; Musselman, Robert C.; Haines, June D. 1997. Vegetation of the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site. Research Paper. RMRS-RP-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky.Mountain Research Station. 36 p.
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