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Alpine treelines : functional ecology of the global high elevation tree limits

Author: Christian Körner; Susanna Riedl
Publisher: Basel : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Körner, Christian, 1949-
Alpine treelines.
Basel ; London : Springer, 2012
(OCoLC)779864987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Körner; Susanna Riedl
ISBN: 9783034803960 3034803966
OCLC Number: 794451152
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: High elevation treelines --
Definitions and conventions --
Treeline patterns --
Treeline climate --
Global mountain statistics based on treeline elevation --
Structure and stature of treeline trees --
Growth and development --
Evolutionary adjustments to life at the treeline --
Reproduction, early life stages and tree demography --
Freezing and other forms of stress --
Water, nutrient and carbon relations --
Treeline formation --
currently, in the past and in the future.
Responsibility: Christian Korner ; illustrations by Susanna Riedl.

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This book examines the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes, exploring tree morphology, anatomy, climatology, stress physiology, treeline modeling, paleo-ecology and more.  Read more...
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From the reviews: "Christian Korner synthesizes the extensive literature on alpine treelines and presents new explanations and a theory for global treeline formation. ... Photos are particularly well Read more...

 
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