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Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

William D. Bowman and Timothy R. Seastedt

Abstract

This book will provide a complete overview of an alpine ecosystem, based on the long-term research conducted at the Niwot Ridge LTER. There is, at present, no general book on alpine ecology. The alpine ecosystem features conditions near the limits of biological existence, and is a useful laboratory for asking more general ecological questions, because it offers large environmental change over relatively short distances. Factors such as macroclimate, microclimate, soil conditions, biota, and various biological factors change on differing scales, allowing insight into the relative contributions ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195117288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195117288.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William D. Bowman, editor

Timothy R. Seastedt, editor