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Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America – Geology, Soils, and Vegetation - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison


Geoecology is a fruitful interdisciplinary field, relating rocks to soils to plant and animal communities and studying the interactions between them. Modern geoecology especially concentrates on showing how geology and soils affect the structure, composition, and distribution of plant communities in a certain research area. This book applies the principles of geoecology to Western North America, and to a specific kind of rock, the fascinating serpentine belts that run along the continental margins of the West Coast from Alaska to Baja. The authors come from different disciplines: Alexander is ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195165081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl B. Alexander, author

Roger G. Coleman, author

Todd Keeler-Wolfe, author

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Front Matter

Part V Social Issues and Epilogue