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Table 1 Biophysical attributes of the three studied valleys

From: Population structure and regeneration of Himalayan endemic Larix species in three high-altitude valleys in Nepal Himalaya

Attributes Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA) Langtang National Park (LNP)
Location name Ghunsa valley Tsum valley Langtang valley (Kyangjin)
Geographic coordinates 27° 39′ 38.8″ N, 87° 56′ 38.4″ E 27° 43′ 19.9″ N, 85° 21′ 52,2″ E 28° 12′ 6.5″ N, 85° 31′ 32.1″ E
Elevation range (m) 3200–3500 3200–3700 3300–3800
Climatic regime Subalpine Subalpine Subalpine
Mean annual precipitation (mm) 1920 690 689
Number of studied plots 21 11 12
Major forest composition Larix griffithiana, Abies spectabilis, Pinus wallichiana, Tsuga dumosa, Betula utilis, Rhododendron species, Juniperus species Larix griffithiana, Pinus wallichiana, Abies spectabilis, Rhododendron species Larix himalaica, Pinus wallichiana, Abies spectabilis