Arctic and Alpine Biodiversity: Patterns, Causes and Ecosystem Consequences

As human populations expand and have increasing access to technol­ ogy, two general environmental concerns have arisen. First, human pop­ ulations are having increasing impact on the earth system, such that we are altering the biospheric carbon pools, basic processes of elemental cycling and the cli...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Chapin, F.Stuart III. (Editor), Körner, Christian (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1995, 1995
Edition:1st ed. 1995
Series:Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I: Patterns and Causes of Diversity
  • 1 Patterns and Causes of Arctic Plant Community Diversity
  • 2 Causes of Arctic Plant Diversity: Origin and Evolution
  • 3 Patterns and Causes of Genetic Diversity in Arctic Plants
  • 4 Alpine Plant Diversity: A Global Survey and Functional Interpretations
  • 5 Origin and Evolution of the Mountain Flora in Middle Asia and Neighbouring Mountain Regions
  • 6 Diversity of the Arctic Terrestrial Fauna
  • 7 Animal Diversity at High Altitudes in the Austrian Central Alps
  • II: Past, Present, and Future Changes in Diversity
  • 8 Arctic Tundra Biodiversity: A Temporal Perspective from Late Quaternary Pollen Records
  • 9 Effects of Mammals on Ecosystem Change at the Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary
  • 10 Palaeorecords of Plant Biodiversity in the Alps
  • 11 Implications for Changes in Arctic Plant Biodiversity from Environmental Manipulation Experiments
  • 12 Patterns and Current Changes in Alpine Plant Diversity
  • 13 Anthropogenic Impacts on Biodiversity in the Arctic
  • III: Ecosystem Consequences of Diversity
  • 14 Plant Functional Diversity and Resource Control of Primary Production in Alaskan Arctic Tundras
  • 15 Direct and Indirect Effects of Plant Species on Biogeochemical Processes in Arctic Ecosystems
  • 16 Causes and Consequences of Plant Functional Diversity in Arctic Ecosystems
  • 17 Ecosystem Consequences of Microbial Diversity and Community Structure
  • 18 Diversity of Biomass and Nitrogen Distribution Among Plant Species in Arctic and Alpine Tundra Ecosystems
  • 19 The Plant-Vertebrate Herbivore Interface in Arctic Ecosystems
  • 20 Insect Diversity, Life History, and Trophic Dynamics in Arctic Streams, with Particular Emphasis on Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae)
  • 21 Land-Water Interactions: The Influence of Terrestrial Diversity on Aquatic Ecosystems
  • IV: A Synthesis
  • 22 Patterns, Causes, Changes, and Consequences of Biodiversity in Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems