2014

Plant Life of the Dolomites

Vegetation Structure and Ecology

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ISBN: 978-3-642-31042-3 (Print) 978-3-642-31043-0 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvii

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    Pages 1-16

    The Environment of the Dolomites: A General Outline

  3. The Human Habitat

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-18

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      Pages 19-68

      Stable Meadows and Vegetation of Fields and Human Settlements

  4. Natural Forests and Meadows on the Valley Floor and in the Montane Habitat

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-70

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      Pages 71-119

      Forests of Broadleaved Trees and Shrubs at Low Elevations

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      Pages 121-155

      Arid and Steppe Grasslands

  5. The Subalpine Habitat: The Coniferous Forest Belt

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-158

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      Pages 159-214

      The Alpine Taiga (Coniferous Forests and Heaths with Rhododendrons)

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      Pages 215-242

      Subalpine Broadleaved Shrub Communities

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      Pages 243-269

      Wet Habitats

  6. Alpine Vegetation on Granite, Porphyry, and Volcanic Rock

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-272

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      Pages 273-314

      Alpine Grasslands with Acidocline Species

  7. The Ascent Toward the Cliffs: The Screes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 315-317

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      Pages 319-378

      Plant Life on Dolomitic and Calcareous Scree

  8. Alpine Vegetation on Dolomite and Limestones

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 379-379

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      Pages 381-434

      Alpine Grasslands on Limestones and Dolomites

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      Pages 435-463

      Pioneer Patches and Discontinuous Vegetation of Ridges and Peak Habitats

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      Pages 465-481

      Snowbeds

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      Pages 483-524

      Rupestrian Habitats

  9. Synthesis, Data Interpretation and Statistical Calculations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 525-526

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      Pages 527-555

      Energy Flow and Vegetation

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      Pages 557-573

      Soil and Vegetation: Bioindicators

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      Pages 575-596

      Biomass and Biodiversity: The Classical Approach

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      Pages 597-629

      Vegetation in a Diachronic View

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      Pages 631-648

      Phytogeographical and Ecological Indicators

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      Pages 649-689

      The Landscape of the Dolomites

  10. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 691-691

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      Pages 693-714

      A New Paradigm: The Approach to Complexity

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