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Polar and Alpine Tundra

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Series: Ecosystems of the World Volume: 3

Edited By: FE Wielgolaski

920 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #52349 | ISBN: 0444882650
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Polar and alpine tundra have many similarities, but also differences; particularly towards the equator, high mountains show strong differences from polar regions. Toward and in the subpolar regions there are generally more similarities between alpine belts and real polar tundra, although permafrost may often be missing in the mountains even there.


Adaptation in plants, F.E. Wielgolaski; adaptations to the alpine environment in insects and other terrertrial arthropods, L. Somme; fennoscandian tundra, F.E. Wielgolaski; tundra ecosystems of Iceland, T.E. Thorhallsdottir; the high-mountain ecosystems of theAlps, G. Grabherr; structure and function of subalpine ecosystems in the Carpathians, K.A. malinovsky; geography and organization ofhigh-mountain ecosystems in the former USSR, R.I. Zlotin; alpine vegetation types of the central Himalaya, G. Miehe; high-mountain areas of tropocal Africa, D.J.B. Killick; North American alpine ecosystems, J.S. Campbell; ecology of south American paramos with emphasis on the fauna of the Venezuelan paramos, A.Diaz et al; New Zealand alpine ecosystems, A.F. Mark and K.J.M. Dickinson; tundra diversity and ecological characterisitcs of svalbard, A. Elvebakk; arctic ecosystems in Russia, Yu Chernov and N.V. Matveyeva; live and dead reserves and primary production on polar desert, tundra and forest tundra of the former Soviet Union, N.I. Bazilevich and A.A. Tishkov; chemical elements in plants of the polar belt of Russia, N.I Bazilevich; arctic ecosystems of North America, L.C. Bliss; Greenland, J. Bocher, P.M. Peterson; antarctic terrestrial ecosystems, H. Kanda and V. Komarkova.

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