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Mountain ecosystems : studies in treeline ecology

Author: Gabriele Broll; Beate Keplin
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005.
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"Mountain ecosystems belong to the most endangered ecosystems in the world. The treeline ecotone in particular acts as an indicator for environmental change. However, ecological processes in the treeline ecotone are not yet completely understood. The studies provided in this book may contribute to a better understanding of the interactions between vegetation, climate, fauna and soils in the treeline ecotone. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mountain ecosystems.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005
(DLC) 2004117857
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriele Broll; Beate Keplin
ISBN: 3540243259 9783540243250 3540273654 9783540273653 661041291X 9786610412914
OCLC Number: 228385803
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Mountains Ecosystems Studies in Treeline Ecology General Aspects of Vegetation and Soils in Cold Environments --
Guideline for Describing Soil Profiles in Mountain Ecosystems --
Peripheral Plant Population Survival in Polar Regions --
Climate Change and High Mountain Vegetation Shifts --
Mountain Ecosystems Studies in Treeline Ecology Regional Treeline Studies in America --
Regeneration of Whitebark Pine in the Timberline Ecotone of the Beartooth Plateau, U.S.A.: Spatial Distribution and Responsible Agents --
Structure and the Composition of Species in Timberline Ecotones of the Southern Andes --
Pocket Gopher --
Actor under the Stage. Studies on Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Range, U.S.A. --
The Impact of Seed Dispersal by Clark's Nutcracker on Whitebark Pine: Multi-scale Perspective on a High Mountain Mutualism --
Mountain Ecosystems Studies in Treeline Ecology Regional Treeline Studies in Europe --
Humus Forms and Reforestation of an Abandoned Pasture at the Alpine Timberline (Upper Engadine, Central Alps, Switzerland) --
A Discontinuous Tree-ring Record AD 320-1994 From Dividalen, Norway: Inferences on Climate and Treeline History --
Woodland Recolonisation and Postagricultural Development in Italy --
Mountain Ecosystems Studies in Treeline Ecology Regional Treeline Studies in Asia --
Isolated Mountain Forests in Central Asian Deserts: A Case Study from the Govi Altay, Mongolia --
The Upper Timberline in the Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Karakorum: a Review of Geographical and Ecological Aspects.
Responsibility: Gabriele Broll, Beate Keplin, (eds.).
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