By Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl
Alpine treelines mark the low-temperature restrict of tree development and take place in mountains world-wide. offering a spouse to his publication Alpine Plant Life, Christian Körner presents a world synthesis of the treeline phenomenon from sub-arctic to equatorial latitudes and a practical clarification in keeping with the biology of timber. the great textual content ways the topic in a multi-disciplinary means by means of exploring woodland styles on the fringe of tree existence, tree morphology, anatomy, climatology and, in keeping with this, modelling treeline place, describing copy and inhabitants approaches, improvement, phenology, evolutionary elements, in addition to summarizing proof at the body structure of carbon, water and nutrient family members, and tension body structure. It closes with an account on treelines some time past (palaeo-ecology) and a piece on worldwide switch results on treelines, now and sooner or later. With greater than a hundred illustrations, a lot of them in color, the booklet indicates alpine treelines from around the world and provides a wealth of clinical info within the type of diagrams and tables.
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Alpine Treelines: Functional Ecology of the Global High Elevation Tree Limits by Christian Körner,Susanna Riedl