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Response of alpine vegetation to global climate change

Greenhouse impact on cold-climate ecosystems and landscapes

Auteurs :
KÖRNER, C.
BOER, M.

Description :
This paper deals with possible effects of rising CO2 and temperature on alpine vegetation. Present carbon dioxide concentrations still limit photosynthesis in most plant species, and a higher degree of limitation can be anticipated for plants living under reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. High altitudes plants are therefore particularly suited for early warning components of a comprehensive global monitoring effort on vegetation change. This recommendation is also warranted by the fact that alpine vegetation is unique in being present at nearly all latitudes of both hemispheres.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena. Supplement (Giessen), issn : 0722-0723, 1992, n°. 22, p. 85-96, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 22 réf.

Date :
1992

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen, Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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