By Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl

ISBN-10: 3034803958

ISBN-13: 9783034803953

Alpine treelines mark the low-temperature restrict of tree progress and take place in mountains world-wide. featuring a spouse to his booklet Alpine Plant Life, Christian Körner presents a world synthesis of the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes and a useful clarification in accordance with the biology of bushes. the great textual content ways the topic in a multi-disciplinary approach through exploring wooded area styles on the fringe of tree existence, tree morphology, anatomy, climatology and, according to this, modelling treeline place, describing replica and inhabitants procedures, improvement, phenology, evolutionary points, in addition to summarizing facts at the body structure of carbon, water and nutrient family, and rigidity body structure. It closes with an account on treelines long ago (palaeo-ecology) and a piece on worldwide switch results on treelines, now and sooner or later. With greater than a hundred illustrations, a lot of them in color, the publication exhibits alpine treelines from all over the world and provides a wealth of clinical info within the kind of diagrams and tables.

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