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By Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl

ISBN-10: 3034803958

ISBN-13: 9783034803953

Alpine treelines mark the low-temperature restrict of tree development and ensue in mountains world-wide. proposing a better half to his e-book Alpine Plant Life, Christian Körner presents an international synthesis of the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes and a useful rationalization in accordance with the biology of bushes. the great textual content ways the topic in a multi-disciplinary method via exploring wooded area styles on the fringe of tree existence, tree morphology, anatomy, climatology and, in line with this, modelling treeline place, describing copy and inhabitants approaches, improvement, phenology, evolutionary facets, in addition to summarizing facts at the body structure of carbon, water and nutrient kin, and tension body structure. It closes with an account on treelines long ago (palaeo-ecology) and a bit on international switch results on treelines, now and sooner or later. With greater than a hundred illustrations, lots of them in color, the publication indicates alpine treelines from around the world and gives a wealth of clinical details within the kind of diagrams and tables.

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