By Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl
Alpine treelines mark the low-temperature restrict of tree development and take place in mountains world-wide. providing a spouse to his publication Alpine Plant Life, Christian Körner offers an international synthesis of the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes and a sensible clarification in response to the biology of bushes. the great textual content ways the topic in a multi-disciplinary means by way of exploring wooded area styles on the fringe of tree existence, tree morphology, anatomy, climatology and, in response to this, modelling treeline place, describing replica and inhabitants methods, improvement, phenology, evolutionary facets, in addition to summarizing facts at the body structure of carbon, water and nutrient family, and tension body structure. It closes with an account on treelines long ago (palaeo-ecology) and a bit on worldwide swap results on treelines, now and sooner or later. With greater than a hundred illustrations, a lot of them in color, the ebook exhibits alpine treelines from world wide and gives a wealth of clinical info within the kind of diagrams and tables.
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Alpine Treelines: Functional Ecology of the Global High Elevation Tree Limits by Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl