Growth of Mountain Birch (Betula Pubescens Ehrh.) in Response to Changing Temperature

  • Oddvar Skre
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 244)

Abstract

In alpine and arctic areas, where climate regularly changes between cold winters and warm growing seasons, plants have evolved different survival strategies. Selection pressures in alpine and arctic climates are determined by abiotic factors rather than competition (Kallio, 1984). Plants that tolerate freezing and drying stress have an advantage over plants that have not evolved resistance to extreme cold and drought.

Keywords

Biomass Hydrolysis Phosphorus Dioxide Maize 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oddvar Skre
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  1. 1.Norwegian Forest Research InstituteFanaNorway

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