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Alpine Plant Life

Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems

  • Christian Körner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  19. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Generations of plant scientists have been fascinated by alpine plant life - with the exposure of organisms to dramatic climatic gradients over a very short distance. This comprehensive text treats a wide range of topics: alpine climate and soils, plant distribution and the treeline phenomenon, physiological ecology of water-, nutritional- and carbon relations of alpine plants, plant stress and plant development, biomass production, and aspects of human impacts on alpine vegetation. Geographically the book covers all parts of the world including the tropics.
This second edition of Alpine Plant Life gives new references, new diagrams, and extensively revised chapters.

Keywords

Alpen Ecology Hochgebirge Klima Planzenökologie alpine ecology climate ecosystem high mountains plant ecology Ökologie Ökosystem ecology flora growth nitrogen nutrition photosynthesis plants respiration soil Vegetation water

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Körner
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  1. 1.Institute of BotanyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18970-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00347-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18970-8
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