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Alpine Plant Life

Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems

Authors: Körner, Christian

  • Presents a unique and comprehensive treatment of plant ecology in high mountain regions of all parts of the world 
  • Is the fully revised third edition of this successful textbook
  • Contains many photographs and line drawings, most of them in color
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About this Textbook

This book is a completely revised, substantially extended treatment of the physical and biological factors that drive life in high mountains. The book covers the characteristics of alpine plant life, alpine climate and soils, life under snow, stress tolerance, treeline ecology, plant water, carbon, and nutrient relations, plant growth and productivity, developmental processes, and two largely novel chapters on alpine plant reproduction and global change biology. The book explains why the topography driven exposure of plants to dramatic micro-climatic gradients over very short distances causes alpine biodiversity to be particularly robust against climatic change. Geographically, this book draws on examples from all parts of the world, including the tropics. This book is complemented with novel evidence and insight that emerged over the last 17 years of alpine plant research. The number of figures – mostly in color – nearly doubled, with many photographs providing a vivid impression of alpine plant life worldwide.

Christian Körner was born in 1949 in Austria, received his academic education at the University of Innsbruck, and was full professor of Botany at the University of Basel from 1989 to 2014. As emeritus Professor he is continuing alpine plant research in the Swiss Alps.

About the authors

Christian Körner was born in 1949 in Austria, received his academic education at the University of Innsbruck, and was full professor of Botany at the University of Basel from 1989 to 2014. As emeritus Professor he is continuing alpine plant research in the Swiss Alps.

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: May 8, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59538-8
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: April 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59537-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alpine Plant Life
Book Subtitle
Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59538-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59538-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59537-1
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIX, 496
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 277 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
1st edition: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999 2nd edition: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
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