Alpine Plant Life

Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems

Authors: Körner, Christian

  • A unique and comprehensive treatment of plant ecology in high mountain regions of all parts of the world Contains many photographs, partly in color Up-to-date references are included

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About this Textbook

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, and aspects of human impacts on alpine vegetation. Geographically the book covers all parts of the world including the tropics.

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"This book should be required reading for all ecologists and ecology students. Modern treatment of alpine ecology and the inclusion of tropics and good treatment of tropical alpine environments makes this book unique. ...the best modern treatment of "functional ecology" of alpine plants. Both the author and the publisher should be commended for this book." (Botanical Electronic News)
"For anyone interested in alpine plant ecology (or ecophysiology) this book is a must, being encyclopaedic in both scope and information content. Though it deals with potentially complex topics, the book has been organised carefully and logically, and the topics are treated with a simple yet elegant writing style which exudes the author's enthusiasm and fascination. It was a delight to read, like a good novel that one is reluctant to set down. ... a most impressive and comprehensive, up-to-the-minute book by undoubtedly the world's foremost alpine plant ecologist and ecophysiologist." (New Zealand Journal of Ecology)
"The structure of the book and the approach in presenting information make it easy to read. Highlighted information throughout the chapters and summaries at the end of each chapter assist readers in recapturing important information. Color plates included at the end of the bok serve as a good summary of the book's contents. ... provides the most up-to-date information about the ecology of plants at high altitudes."(Mountain Research and Development)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alpine Plant Life
Book Subtitle
Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-98018-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-98018-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 343
Number of Illustrations and Tables
212 b/w illustrations
Topics