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The Development of Pioneer — Communities on Raw Soil above Alpine Timberline (Abridged Version)

  • M. Jochimsen

Abstract

Approximately since 1850 the glaciers are retreating their snouts towards higher elevations. This process was interrupted only by slight advances about 1890 and 1920. The areas now being ice-free offer excellent opportunities for studying plant settlement under the conditions of the alpine belt. To a certain extent the state of vegetation in this region is relevant to the origin of mud-streams and avalanches. — Up to the present the investigations of 19 forefields within the European Alps are completed.

Keywords

Fine Sand Alpine Belt Morainic Deposit Water Factor Vegetation Site 
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Literatur

  1. JOCHIMSEN, M. (1963): Vegetationsentwicklung im hochalpinen Neuland (Beobachtungen an Dauerflächen im Gletschervorfeld. 1958–1962). Festschr. H. Garns, Ber. Naturwiss.-Med. Ver. Innsbruck 53: 109–123.Google Scholar
  2. JOCHIMSEN, M. (1970): Die Vegetationsentwicklung auf Moränenböden in Abhängigkeit von einigen Umweltfaktoren. Veröff. Uni Innsbruck 46, Alpin-Biol. Studien 2: 5–22.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jochimsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BotanikUniversität HohenheimStuttgart 70Deutschland

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