Mountain Timberlines

Ecology, Patchiness, and Dynamics

  • Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier
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  3. Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier
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  4. Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier
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  5. Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-369

About this book

Introduction

For about 40 years 1 have been engaged in timberline research. Thus, one could suppose that writing this book should not have been too difficult. It was harder, however, than expected, and in the end 1 feIt that more questions had arisen than could be answered within its pages. Perhaps it would have been easier to write the book twenty years aga and then leave the subject to mature. But the late Prof. Heinz Ellenberg convinced me to portray a much needed and complete pieture of what we know of the timberline with special respect to its great physiognomie, structural and ecological variety. The first version of this book was published in the German language (Holt­ meier, 2000). An extensive summary and translated figure and photo cap­ tions and table headings were added to enable non-German speaking people to make use of the book as weIl. Nevertheless, 1 was very delighted when Prof. Martin Beniston encouraged me to prepare an English edition for the series "Advances in Global Change Research", which will guarantee a wider circulation.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Landscape EcologyUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1254-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-1256-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1254-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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