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Alpine Plant Life



Recent years have seen renewed interest in the fragile alpine biota. The International Year of Mountains in 2002 and numerous international programs and initiatives have contributed to this. Since nearly half of mankind depends on water supplies originating in mountain catchments, the integrity and functional signi?cance of the upland biota is a key to human welfare and will receive even more attention as water becomes an increasingly limited resource. Intact alpine vegetation,as the…


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Pub Date : 2013-06-29 | Author : Christian Körner | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

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Plants In Alpine Regions

Pub Date : 2011-09-29 | Author : Cornelius Lütz | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 3709101360
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Plant Life Of The Dolomites

Pub Date : 2013-12-05 | Author : Erika Pignatti | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

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Pub Date : 2018-02-10 | Author : Edward Alexander Newell Arber | Publisher : Forgotten Books

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Physiological Plant Ecology

Pub Date : 2002-08 | Author : Malcolm C. Press | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

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The last decade has seen rapid and major advances in our understanding of the physiological ecology of plants. This volume reviews some of these advances and new challenges. The ch..


Tropical Alpine Environments

Pub Date : 1994-09-01 | Author : Philip W. Rundel | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 052142089X
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Plants growing in tropical alpine environments (at altitudes above the closed canopy forest and below the limit of plant life) have evolved distinct forms to cope with a hostile en..


Alpine Plants

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : J. E. G. Good | Publisher : Timber Press (OR)

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A concise introduction to the science behind the success of alpine plants, this fascinating and accessible book will enable gardeners to tailor their cultivation practices in lowla..


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