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Title: A preliminary classification system for vegetation of Alaska.

Author: Viereck, Leslie A.; Dyrness, C.T.;

Date: 1980

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-106. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A hierarchical system, with five levels of resolution, is proposed for classifying Alaska vegetation. The system, which is agglomerative, starts with 415 known Alaska plant communities which are listed and referenced. At the broadest level of resolution the system contains five formations - forest, tundra, shrubland, herbaceous vegetation, and aquatic vegetation.

Keywords: Classification (vegetation), communities (plant), Alaska

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Viereck, Leslie A.; and Dyrness, C.T. 1980. A preliminary classification system for vegetation of Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-106. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43 p

 


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