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European-wide overview of biodiversity in alpine areas covering plant, vegetation and animal diversity, altitude gradients and spatial patterns, long-term changes, and the effects of herbivores on diversity.
From the contents: Overview: An Outline of Europe's Alpine Areas * A Bioclimatic Characterisation of Europe's Alpine Areas * The High Mountain Vegetation of the Scandes * The High Mountain Vegetation of Scotland * Vegetation of the Giant Mountains, Central Europe * The Alpine Vegetation of the Alps * The Alpine Flora and Vegetation of the South-Eastern Carpathians * The High Mountain Flora and Vegetation of the Apennines and the Italian Alps * The Vegetation of the Alpine Zone in the Pyrenees * High Mountain Vegetation of the Caucasus Region * The Vegetation of the Corsican High Mountains * The High Mountain Vegetation of the Balkan Peninsula * Overview: Patterns in Diversity * Taxonomic Diversity of Vascular Plants in the European Alpine Areas * Patterns in the Plant Species Richness of European High Mountain Vegetation * Altitude Ranges and Spatial Patterns of Alpine Plants in Northern Europe * Vascular Plant and Bryophyte Diversity Along Elevational Gradients in the Alps * Assessing the Long-term Dynamics of Endemic Plants at Summit Habitats * Mapping Alpine Vegetation * A GIS Assessment of Alpine Biodiversity at a Range of Scales * Overview: Invertebrate Diversity in Europe's Alpine Regions * The Geographical Distribution of High Mountain Macrolepidoptera in Europe * High Altitude Invertebrate Diversity in the Ural Mountains * The Diversity of High Altitude Arachnids (Araneae. Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones) in the Alps * Patterns of Butterfly Diversity Above the Timberline in the Italian Alps and Apennines * Diversity Patterns of Carabids in the Alps and the Apennines * Overview: Alpine Vertebrates * Breeding Bird Assemblages and Habitat Use of Alpine Areas in Scotland * Rodents in the European Alps: Population Ecology and Potential Impacts on Ecosystems * Large Herbivores in Continental European Alpine Ecosystems: Current Status and Challenges for the Future * Diversity of Alpine Vertebrates in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada, Spain * The Impacts of Vertebrate Grazers.
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