Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
05 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2018

Climate effects on vegetation vitality at the treeline of boreal forests of Mongolia

Michael Klinge, Choimaa Dulamsuren, Stefan Erasmi, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, and Markus Hauck

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Treelines are one of the most obvious borders between vegetation units and can easily be detected by remote sensing. They provide information on climate conditions and human impact on forest distribution. Performing a GIS analysis by combining different datasets leads to detection of the major determining factors for current forest distribution and helps to evaluate past and future conditions for tree growth. This is especially feasible for regions without extensive forest management.
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