Vegetation and Production Ecology of an Alaskan Arctic Tundra

  • Editors
  • Larry L. Tieszen

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Floristics, Vegetation, and Primary Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Larry L. Tieszen
      Pages 3-18
    3. M. E. Williams, E. D. Rudolph, E. A. Schofield, D. C. Prasher
      Pages 185-206
    4. R. E. Cameron, A. D. Knox, F. A. Morelli
      Pages 207-227
    5. O. K. Miller Jr., G. A. Laursen
      Pages 229-237
  3. Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Water Relations

  4. Growth and the Allocation and Use of Mineral and Organic Nutrients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-391
    2. W. D. Billings, K. M. Peterson, G. R. Shaver
      Pages 415-434
    3. Albert Ulrich, Paul L. Gersper
      Pages 457-481
    4. Vera Alexander, Margaret Billington, Donald M. Schell
      Pages 539-558
    5. Wayne A. Stoner, Philip C. Miller, Larry L. Tieszen
      Pages 559-576
    6. P. C. Miller, W. A. Stoner, L. L. Tieszen, M. Allessio, B. McCown, F. S. Chapin et al.
      Pages 577-598
    7. B. A. Lawrence, M. C. Lewis, P. C. Miller
      Pages 599-619
    8. Larry L. Tieszen
      Pages 621-645
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 647-686

About this book


This volume on botanical research in tundra represents the culmination of four years of intensive and integrated field research centered at Barrow, Alaska. The volume summarizes the most significant results and interpretations of the pri­ mary producer projects conducted in the U.S. IBP Tundra Biome Program (1970-1974). Original data reports are available from the authors and can serve as detailed references for interested tundra researchers. Also, the results of most projects have been published in numerous papers in various journals. The introduction provides a brief overview of other ecosystem components. The main body presents the results in three general sections. The summary chapter is an attempt to integrate ideas and information from the previous papers as well as extant literature. In addition, this chapter focuses attention on pro­ cesses of primary production which should receive increased emphasis. Although this book will not answer all immediate questions, it hopefully will enhance future understanding of the tundra, particularly as we have studied it in Northern Alaska.


Assimilat Flora Pflanzengesellschaft Transpiration biology ecology ecosystem environment fungi nitrogen plant plant growth plants temperature vegetation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6309-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6307-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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