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TypeFeatureMechanismIndicators / metrics Spatial extentRegions where importantExamples and key references Conservation targetsEcosystem servicesStrengthsWeaknessesOpportunitiesThreats
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Climatic-microNorth-facing slopesCooling via limited solar radiation Aspect
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Climatic-microValley bottoms and depressionsTemperature inversion, cold air poolingTopographic position
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Climatic-mesoCoastlines and major lakeshoresCold water upwelling (advection fog), heat capacity of waterHydrography, bathymetry
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Climatic-macroMountainsAdiabatic cooling Elevation and slope
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FireValley bottoms and depressionsDelayed vegetation transitionTopographic position
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FireLakeshoresDelayed vegetation transitionHydrography
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FireIslandsDelayed vegetation transitionHydrography
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Topo-edaphicValley bottoms and depressionsMoisture accumulationTopographic position
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Topo-edaphicSprings and seepsMoisture retention
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Topo-edaphicSerpentine outcrops, caves, cliffs, sand dunesDelayed vegetation transitions (lack of competition)
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Ecological (?)Peatland complexesMoisture retention
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EcologicalBeaver dams (?)Moisture accumulation
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