Volume 113 1995

Arctic and Alpine Biodiversity: Patterns, Causes and Ecosystem Consequences

ISBN: 978-3-642-78968-7 (Print) 978-3-642-78966-3 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Patterns and Causes of Diversity

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      Patterns and Causes of Arctic Plant Community Diversity

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      Pages 21-32

      Causes of Arctic Plant Diversity: Origin and Evolution

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      Pages 33-43

      Patterns and Causes of Genetic Diversity in Arctic Plant

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      Pages 45-62

      Alpine Plant Diversity: A Global Survey and Functional Interpretations

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      Pages 63-80

      Origin and Evolution of the Mountain Flora in Middle Asia and Neighbouring Mountain Regions

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      Pages 81-95

      Diversity of the Arctic Terrestrial Fauna

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      Pages 97-108

      Animal Diversity at High Altitudes in the Austrian Central Alps

  3. Past, Present, and Future Changes in Diversity

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      Pages 109-109

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      Pages 111-125

      Arctic Tundra Biodiversity: A Temporal Perspective from Late Quaternary Pollen Records

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      Pages 127-135

      Effects of Mammals on Ecosystem Change at the Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary

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      Pages 137-149

      Paleorecords of Plant Biodiversity in the Alps

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      Pages 151-166

      Implications for Changes in Arctic Plant Biodiversity from Environmental Manipulation Experiments

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      Pages 167-181

      Patterns and Current Changes in Alpine Plant Diversity

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      Pages 183-196

      Anthropogenic Impacts on Biodiversity in the Arctic

  4. Ecosystem Consequences of Diversity

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      Pages 197-197

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      Pages 199-211

      Plant Functional Diversity and Resource Control of Primary Production in Alaskan Arctic Tundras

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      Pages 213-224

      Direct and Indirect Effects of Plant Species on Biogeochemical Processes in Arctic Ecosystems

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      Pages 225-237

      Causes and Consequences of Plant Functional Diversity in Arctic Ecosystems

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      Pages 239-254

      Ecosystem Consequences of Microbial Diversity and Community Structure

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      Pages 255-269

      Diversity of Biomass and Nitrogen Distribution Among Plant Species in Arctic and Alpine Tundra Ecosystems

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      Pages 271-281

      The Plant-Vertebrate Herbivore Interface in Arctic Ecosystems

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      Pages 283-295

      Insect Diversity, Life History, and Trophic Dynamics in Arctic Streams, with Particular Emphasis on Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae)

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