(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1992)

Document title

Response of alpine vegetation to global climate change

published at : Greenhouse impact on cold-climate ecosystems and landscapes

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This paper deals with possible effects of rising CO[2] 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


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena. Supplement / ISSN 0722-0723

Editor : Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg, Cremlingen - ALLEMAGNE (1982)

Millesime : 1992, no 22 [pp. 85-96]

Bibliographic references : 22 réf.




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