Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 33–45

Some views on plants in polar and alpine regions

Review Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11157-006-0014-z

Cite this article as:
Wielgolaski, F.E. & Karlsen, S.R. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2007) 6: 33. doi:10.1007/s11157-006-0014-z


Many plants growing in polar and alpine regions clearly solve serious problems of life under extreme climatic conditions, as low temperatures, strong winds, unstable soils and in the North partly 24-h of light.


AdaptationAlpineArcticClimate changeLightPolarPrecipitationSnowTemperatureWind

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloBlindern, OsloNorway
  2. 2.NORUT ITTromsøNorway