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Plant Ecophysiology

Trees at their Upper Limit

Treelife Limitation at the Alpine Timberline

Editors: Wieser, Gerhard, Tausz, Michael (Eds.)

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Emerging from decades of intensive research into alpine timberlines, Trees at their Upper Limit presents a complete modern synthesis of current knowledge on the ecophysiology of tree growth and survival on high mountains in Europe.

Including chapters on soil properties and the role or mycorrhiza, carbon assimilation and allocation, phytopathogens, and the impact of global change on photooxidative stress, the book builds on Tranquillini’s landmark 1979 publication, Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline. By combining new techniques and insights with existing core knowledge the authors explore a range of current hypotheses on tree life limitation to promote a greater understanding of the underlying mechanisms determining the upper timberline.

Amid growing realization that high elevation forests have a crucial role to play in protection against natural hazards, this book represents a timely contribution to the current literature on timberline research. Drawing together more than 25 years of work, this unique book sets a new standard on the ecophysiology of trees growing at the alpine timberline. Edited by field leaders Gerhard Wieser and Michael Tausz, the book will appeal to researchers and advanced students in the fields of botany, ecology and plant ecophysiology, as well as to a wider audience interested in understanding the responses of the timberline ecotone to climatic and demographic change.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Current Concepts for Treelife Limitation at the Upper Timberline

    Pages 1-18

    Wieser, Gerhard (et al.)

  • Climate at the Upper Timberline

    Pages 19-36

    Wieser, Gerhard

  • Soils - Heterogeneous at a Microscale

    Pages 37-56

    Stöhr, Dieter

  • Mycorrhiza in the Alpine Timberline Ecotone: Nutritional Implications

    Pages 57-66

    Haselwandter, Kurt

  • Vegetation at the Upper Timberline

    Pages 67-78

    Erschbamer, Brigitta (et al.)

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5073-2
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Softcover 174,94 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trees at their Upper Limit
Book Subtitle
Treelife Limitation at the Alpine Timberline
Editors
  • Gerhard Wieser
  • Michael Tausz
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5074-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5074-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5073-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7275-7
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 232
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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