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Table 12 Dimensions of habitat classifications and landscape partitionings in the temperate-boreal regions in Northern Eurasia and North America

From: “A herder’s duty is to think”: landscape partitioning and folk habitats of Mongolian herders in a mountain forest steppe (Khuvsugul-Murun region)

DimensionsGitksan and Kaska people, W-Canada [15, 19, 39]Alleutais community, French Alps [41]Hortobágy herders, Hungary [16, 20]Csángó community in the Carpathians [22]Herders in Arbulag soum, Mongolia (recent study)
Edaphic dimension (bedrock, soil)*************
Hydrology (wetness)************
Geomorphology (slope, aspect)*************
Topography (elevation)*******
Vegetation structure (physiognomy)**********
Dominant plant species************
Game and other wild animals******
Succession (stages)*******
Disturbance (natural and human)**********
Land use***********
  1. Asterisks indicate how important certain dimensions may be in the local habitat systems