Population biology of alpine plants

  • I. E. Sizov
  • N. V. Mikhailova
  • A. V. Mikhailov
  • V. G. Onipchenko
  • A. S. Komarov
  • G. V. Semenova
Chapter
Part of the Geobotany 29 book series (GEOB, volume 29)

Abstract

Extreme climate conditions (i.e., a cold winter and a short summer with significant fluctuations in temperature between day and night) is the main stress factor in alpine habitats. Consequently, alpine plants must adapt their age population structure and growth strategy to the fluctuating severe environment. In general, the aim of alpine plants’ adaptations is to minimise the risk of a sudden local extinction under more or less continuously severe external conditions.

Keywords

Biomass Migration Germinate Hunt Excavation 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Sizov
  • N. V. Mikhailova
  • A. V. Mikhailov
  • V. G. Onipchenko
  • A. S. Komarov
  • G. V. Semenova

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