Download PDF by Christian Körner: Alpine Plant Life: Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain

By Christian Körner

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Generations of plant scientists were fascinated about alpine flora - with the publicity of organisms to dramatic climatic gradients over a really brief distance. This finished textual content treats a variety of themes: alpine weather and soils, plant distribution and the treeline phenomenon, physiological ecology of water-, dietary- and carbon kinfolk of alpine crops, plant rigidity and plant improvement, biomass construction, and facets of human affects on alpine plants. Geographically the e-book covers all elements of the realm together with the tropics.

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10. Note that Decayed, but still standing leaves further add to a substantial canopy warming persists throughout overcast or calm tussock environment. However, in humid foggy periods, with low stature plants measuring ca. 6 K mountains, where tussocks are particularly abun- above air temperature. (Korner et al. 1983) 41 42 4 The climate plants experience forms. The leaf area index (LAl) of cushion plants is around 1 to 2 m 2 of leaf area per m 2 of ground area (Korner and DeMoraes 1979), and values between 2 and.

Low turbidity also enhances radiative heat losses during clear nights which may have a significant impact on plants (see Chap. 8). Common to all extratropical alpine regions is the strong influence of snow on plant available solar radiation, either by snow cover (reduction) or by reflection (enhancement; see Chap. 6). Regional features of alpine climates A number of climate characteristics in alpine areas reflect regional rather than global patterns, which complicates functional explanations of attributes of alpine plants.

4). This view emerged season weather conditions comparable to those prevailing in the drier tropics year round (bright weather with clear nights) can be quite similar to * In accordance with the International System of Units "K", the "Kelvin", is used to describe differences of temperature, inde- those reported for some tropical mountains. More pendently of the practical use of a relative "grade" scale (OC) than 15 K amplitudes in temperate zone mountains can occur, but the frequency of such condifor temperature.

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