Polar and alpine tundra
This book describes the structure and function of life and the environment in polar tundra and tundra-like terrestrial alpine ecosystems in various parts of the world. Polar and alpine tundra have many similarities, but also differences. Particularly when moving towards the equator, high mountains show strong differences from polar regions. However, the similarities justify the presentation of polar and alpine tundra in the same volume. This volume is unique in its comprehensive coverage on all aspects of polar and alpine tundra. The extensive Russian chapters contain information previously not available in the west.
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BAZILEVICH K J M DICKINSON
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aboveground Alaska alpine belt alpine zone Alps animals annual Arct arctic tundra areas Beringia Betula biomass birds Bliss bryophytes Carex Cassiope tetragona Chernov Chionochloa climate Collembola cushion density Devon Island dominated Dryas dwarf-shrub Ecology ecosys ecosystems Editor English summary environment Eriophorum fauna Fennoscandia Fennoscandian flora forest tundra graminoids grasses grasslands Greenland growing season growth habitats Hardangervidda heath herbs High Arctic insects invertebrates landscape layer lemmings lichens low-alpine lower Luzula confusa mammals Matveyeva meadows mires mosses mountains Nauka nitrogen North northern Norway number of species nutrients occur organic paramos permafrost photosynthesis plant communities plant cover polar desert polygons population primary production radiation range regions Salix Saxifraga sedges shrubs slopes soil southern tundra subalpine summer surface Svalbard Table Taimyra Taymyr temperature tion tree line Truelove Lowland Tundra Ecosystems tundra subzone tundra zone tussock typical tundra vascular plants Wielgolaski winter zonal