Respiratorischer Kohlenstoffverbrauch Alpiner Zwergstrauchbestände

  • Frieda Huber


Net production and respiration of alpine dwarf shrub communities (Loiseleuria heath, Vaccinium heath) were determined. The results indicate that there is no gain in the biomass by these alpine dwarf shrub heaths at Mt. Patscherkofel (Central Alps near Innsbruck) over long periods. The production coefficient PB/R with little over 1 shows that these communities present a protective ecosystem (according to ODUM, 1972) with a closed nutrient cycle. The total gross primary production remains in this mature “climax” ecosystem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frieda Huber
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  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine BotanikInnsbruckÖsterreich

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