Conference on Recent Shifts in Vegetation Boundaries of Deciduous Forests, Especially Due to General Global Warming (Google eBook)

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Frank Klötzli, Gian-Reto Walther
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 1, 1999 - Science - 342 pages
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Recent climatic shifts, based on mild winters and more hot summers have released vegetation shifts all over the world. The book presents numerous case studies from Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Caucasus, Italy, Ireland, China, Japan, United Staes, Brazil and Chile. The authors analyse the resulting changes in compositions and structures of the forest vegetations, especially the process of Laurophyllisation.
  

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Contents

an introduction to the Monte Verita
1
Recent vegetation shifts in Switzerland
15
a verification on regional scale of the Laurophyllisation
31
Causes of shifts in vegetation in the past and present
53
the possible role of forest fires
69
Potential impacts of climate change on species richness in mountain forests an ecological risk assessment
85
Vegatation shifts in Central Europe
91
An experimental study on the impact of winter temperature on the distribution of Euphorbia amygdaloides L in Central Germany
121
Arealogical review of Colchic evergreen broadleaved mesophyllous dendroflora species
199
Vegetation and changing environment on Mt Etna
217
Laurophyllisation in Irelandthe case of Rhododendron ponticum
237
The historical shift of the evergreen broadleaved forest in East China
253
vegetation shift under climatic warming
273
Grasslandforest boundaries in southern Brazil
301
Laurophyllisation of deciduous Nothofagus forests in Southern Chile
317
Workshops
333

Lianisation and Therophytation as complementary processes of Laurophyllisation
151
Evergreen broadleaved vegetation in the Colchis
167
On the Colkhic vegetation
181
Research priorities in ecotonal areas from evergreen broadleaved to deciduous forests in Europe
338
Importance of laurophyllisation for Swiss forest policy
341
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