Item description for Alpine Plant Life: Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems by Christian Körner...
Generations of plant scientists have been fascinated by alpine plant life - with the exposure of organisms to dramatic climatic gradients over a very short distance. This comprehensive text treats a wide range of topics: alpine climate and soils, plant distribution and the treeline phenomenon, physiological ecology of water-, nutritional- and carbon relations of alpine plants, plant stress and plant development, biomass production, aspects of reproductive biology, and human impacts on alpine vegetation. Geographically the book covers all parts of the world including the tropics. This new edition of Alpine Plant Life has been fully updated. It now includes over a hundred new references, new diagrams, revised and extended chapters, and a geographic index.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 7.8" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 2003
ISBN 3540003479 ISBN13 9783540003472
Reviews - What do customers think about Alpine Plant Life: Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems?
A wonderful book Jun 24, 2008
The "Alpine Plant Life" in the most wonderful and complete book about high mountain plant and ecosystems that I have ever read. There you can find every "secret" about the environment and the marvellous plants that grow in the altitude. I congratulate the author who has succeded in turning a scientific book into an easy to read novel. I recommend this book to anyone that wont to enjoy and learn about that impressive world. Marcela Ferreyra, Biologist who works in the High Andean Ecosystem in Patagonia Argentina, author of the book "High Mountain Flowers of the Patagonian Andes".