Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Innbundet / 2001 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780195117288
Publisert
2001
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press Inc
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
352
Vekt
607 gr
Høyde
243 mm
Bredde
162 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
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Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Innbundet / 2001 / Engelsk
This book provides a complete overview of an alpine ecosystem, based on the long-term research conducted at the Niwot Ridge LTER. There is, at present, no general book on alpine ecology. The alpine ecosystem features conditions near the limits of biological existence, and is a useful laboratory for asking more general ecological questions, because it offers large environmental change over relatively short distances. Factors such as macroclimate, microclimate, soil conditions, biota, and various biological factors change on differing scales, allowing insight into the relative contributions of the different factors on ecological outcomes.
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This work aims to provide a complete overview of an alpine ecosystem, based on the long-term research conducted at Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA. The alpine ecosystem features conditions near the limits of biological existence, and is a useful laboratory for asking more general ecological questions.
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Contributors Foreword 1: William D. Bowman: Introduction: Historical Perspectives on Significance of Alpine Ecosystem Studies I Physical Environment 2: David Greenland: Climate 3: herman Sievering: Atmospheric Chemistry and Deposition 4: Nel Caine: Geomorphic Systems of Green Lakes Valley 5: Mark W. Williams and Nel Caine: Hydrology and Hydrochemistry II Ecosystem Structures 6: Marilyn D. Walker et al: The Vegetation: Hierarchical Species-Environment Relationships 7: David M. Armstrong et al: Vertebrates 8: Timothy R. Seastedt: Soils III Ecosystem Function 9: Willaim D. Bowman and Melany C. Fisk: Primary Production 10: Russell K. Monson et al: Plant Nutrient Relations 11: Timothy R. Seastedt: Controls on Decomposition Processes in Alpine Tundra 12: Melany C. Fisk et al: Nitrogen Cycling 13: Steven K. Schmidt et al: Soil-Atmosphere Gas Exchange 14: Denise Dearing: Plant-Herbivore Interactions IV Past and Future 15: Scott A. Elias: Paleoecology and Late Quaternary Environments of the Colorodo Rockies 16: Jeffrey M. Welker et al: Environmental Chagne and Future Directions in Alpine Research Index
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This is an important contribution destined to become a standard reference for alpine ecosystem research. * Mountain Research and Development *Overall, this is an important and sophisticated effort involving much data collection under sometimes extremely severe conditions for both observers and instruments. Many of the chapters could stand alone as significant contributions in their own disciplines; together they render this one of the most impressive syntheses available of an alpine ecosystem. * Mountain Research and Development *
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ISBN13
9780195117288
Publisert
2001
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press Inc
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
352
Vekt
607 gr
Høyde
243 mm
Bredde
162 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
Se alle

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