By Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl

Alpine treelines mark the low-temperature restrict of tree progress and happen in mountains world-wide. featuring a significant other to his publication Alpine Plant Life, Christian Körner offers a world synthesis of the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes and a useful clarification in keeping with the biology of bushes. the excellent textual content methods the topic in a multi-disciplinary means through exploring wooded area styles on the fringe of tree lifestyles, tree morphology, anatomy, climatology and, in line with this, modelling treeline place, describing copy and inhabitants strategies, improvement, phenology, evolutionary elements, in addition to summarizing proof at the body structure of carbon, water and nutrient relatives, and tension body structure. It closes with an account on treelines some time past (palaeo-ecology) and a piece on international 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 all over the world and gives a wealth of medical info within the kind of diagrams and tables.

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