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Alpine plant life : functional plant ecology of high mountain ecosystems

Author: Christian K�orner. ; Christian Körner
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering all parts of the world including the tropics, this text on alpine plant life examines such topics as: alpine climate and soils; plant distribution and the treeline phenomenon; plant stress  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Körner, Christian, 1949-
Alpine plant life.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999
(OCoLC)645893980
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian K�orner. ; Christian Körner
ISBN: 3540650547 9783540650546 3540654380 9783540654384
OCLC Number: 40331217
Description: ix, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Plant ecology at high elevations --
The alpine life zone --
Alpine climate --
The climate plants experience --
Life under snow: protection and limitation --
Alpine soils --
Alpine treelines --
Climatic stress --
Water relations --
Mineral nutrition --
Uptake and loss of carbon --
Carbon investments --
Growth dynamics --
Cell division and tissue formation --
Plant biomass production --
Plant reproduction --
Global change at high elevation.
Responsibility: Christian Körner.
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