Polar and Alpine Tundra, Volume 3
F. E. Wielgolaski
Elsevier, 1997 - Science - 920 pages
Hardbound. 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
Department of Botany KB 15 Departamento de Biologia Ecologia Animal
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aboveground alpine belt alpine zone Alps altitude altitudinal animals annual arctic tundra areas arthropods belowground biomass birds Bliss Carex Carex curvula Cassiope tetragona Chernov Chionochloa climate Collembola cushion density Diptera dominant dwarf-shrub ecological ecosys ecosystems Enchytraeidae English summary environment Espeletia fauna Fennoscandia Fennoscandian Tundra Festuca flora forest tundra Grabherr grasses grasslands growing season growth habitats Hardangervidda heath herbs high-alpine highland Iceland insects invertebrates kcal layer lemmings lichens litter lower lowland mammals Matveyeva meadows mires mosses mountain Nauka northern Norway number of species nutrients organic paramos permafrost plant communities plant cover polar deserts population primary production radiation range regions reindeer Russian Salix shrubs slopes snow soil southern Norway southern tundra steppes subalpine summer Svalbard Table Taimyra Taymyr temperature Tien Shan tion tree line Tundra Ecosystems tundra subzone tundra zone typical tundra vascular plants vegetation winter zonal zoomass