15. Vegetation Types and Their Broad-scale Distribution

  1. Eddy van der Maarel3 and
  2. Janet Franklin4
  1. Elgene O. Box1 and
  2. Kazue Fujiwara2

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch15

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Box, E. O. and Fujiwara, K. (2013) Vegetation Types and Their Broad-scale Distribution, in Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition (eds E. van der Maarel and J. Franklin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

  2. 4

    School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Yokohama City University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338881

Online ISBN: 9781118452592



  • vegetation;
  • vegetation types;
  • distribution;
  • modeling;
  • mapping;
  • global change


This chapter covers vegetation types and their broad-scale distribution, with sections on form and function, distribution, modeling and mapping, and global change.