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Citation. Tester, J.; Greenland, D. 1987. Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Minnesota Pages 18-22 in D. Greenland, Ed., The Climates of the Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. Occasional Paper No. 44. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado.   [1156  LTER]

Introduction. Cedar Creek Natural History Area is a 2185 ha Experimental Ecological Reserve on a large, glacial outwash, sand plain (Fig. 3.1). It includes a large variety of habitat types, ranging from oak savanna to prairie to deciduous hardwood forest (Moore, 1973). The soils, which are mainly derived from glacial outwash sand, include five of the ten major soil orders. The terrain of the area is slightly undulating, and includes rather dry sandy uplands and numerous streams, bogs, lakes, swamps, and marshes. Thus there are many different microclimates within the area.

Keywords. Cedar Creek Natural History Area, microclimate, climate


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