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Biodiversity of alpine regions

Greg Pyers

Biodiversity of alpine regions

by Greg Pyers

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Published by Marshall Cavendish Benchmark in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementGreg Pyers
SeriesBiodiversity
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH87 .P94 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24495186M
ISBN 109781608705283
LC Control Number2010037460

EEA Europe’s Biodiversity, Alpine. 7 Map 1. The Alpine biogeographical region. Source: UNEP/Grid Warsaw. In general, the Alpine biogeographic region exhibits a great variety of ecosystems and habitat types, of which 90 % are natural or semi-natural. Forests cover more than 40 % of the region. The Altai Mountain Range forms a biogeographic divide between Siberia and the desert basins of Central Asia, and represents a center of biodiversity for many plant and animal taxa. Its coniferous forests and extensive alpine .

Alpine Biome: Climate, Location, Plants and Animals. Alpine biome describes an ecosystem that doesn’t contain trees due to its high altitude. These biomes are found in mountainous regions across . Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions. Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, .

The research proposed explores questions of speciation in arctic and alpine plant species that extend from the polar regions into southern California in the United States. The biological systems of this . Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: alpine regions.


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However, a closer look reveals a large diversity of habitats, assemblages and individual taxa in the alpine zone, largely connected to topographic diversity within individual alpine regions.

The Biodiversity of alpine regions book considers habitat-forming factors (landforms, energy and climate, hydrology, soils Format: Paperback.

Get this from a library. Biodiversity of alpine zones. [Greg Pyers] -- "Discusses the variety of living things in the ecosystem of alpine regions "--Provided by publisher. Biodiversity of alpine zones. [Greg Pyers] -- Describes the variety of living things in the world's alpine zones as well as the threat to alpine zone biodiversity from tourism, grazing and poaching, invasive.

A specific feature of high mountains is the so-called alpine zone, i. the treeless regions at the uppermost reaches. Though covering only a very small proportion of the land surface, the alpine zone. Iran is a mountainous country. Zagros and Alborz mountains reach altitudes of more than 4, m.

Alpine regions are above timber-line, which is not easy to recognize, since aridity is prominent in most regions. The alpine Cited by: The Alpine and Arctic biomes cover 16% of the earth's surface area. Because of the importance of alpine flora, this review discuses on the results of different studies on the Biodiversity and phytogeography of the alpine flora.

The Alpine Region has such a rich and diverse biodiversity. Alpine File Size: KB. The alpine flora / - Biodiversity Heritage Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity Cited by: diversity: mountain ecosystems, alpine regions above the timberline, have to be rich in terms of plant compositions and plant species diversity.

Richness and evenness are two main factors in measuring the diversity. Biodiversity in the alpine area is very rich in habitats, species, and genes. Because of the severe climate of the Alpine biome, plants and animals have developed adaptations to those conditions. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION Although India h as only per cent of the world’s land area, its share of the global species diversity is an impressive per cent.

That is what makes our country one of the 12 mega diversity. at elevations below 4, feet to the alpine tundra ab feet, a diversity of landscapes provides opportunities for a rich mixture of wildlife.

From dry semi-desert shrublands to cool and moist. The region has a sub-alpine and alpine climate at the lower altitudes.

At altitudes At altitudes above 5, m, there is no vegetation and the area is considered to be an arctic des. The New Regional Italian Cuisine Cookbook: Delectable dishes from Italy's Alpine Piedmont region to the island of Sicily [Hess, Reinhardt, Schinharl, Cornelia, Salzer, Sabine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The New Regional Italian Cuisine Cookbook: Delectable dishes from Italy's Alpine Piedmont region /5(13). Biodiversity and ecological connectivity The Alps are among the richest regions of Europe in terms of variety of landscapes and plant and animal species.

This is not only due to natural conditions but also. The Alpine and subalpine ecosystems of the Australian Alps national parks are unique. Climate, landforms and soils vary as altitude increases and so create a variety of environments where different.

This book is the result of the first global conference on mountain biodiversity, and is a contribution to the International Year of Mountains, The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment program is a Special Target Area Region project of DIVERSITAS (UNESCO and UNEP). Biological diversity.

What is Mountain Biodiversity. Slope dynamics and livestock grazing are significant drivers of diversity in many alpine regions. Flower-rich alpine meadows are an important cultural heritage that.

alpine biodiversity. This booklet is an introductory companion to the book 'Alpine Biodiversity in Europe' (). The book has arisen from the efforts of a network of scientists working on biodiversity throughout the alpine. This book is unique in providing a global overview of alpine (high mountain) habitats that occur above the natural (cold-limited) tree line, describing the factors that have shaped them over both ecological.

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the enormous variety of life on Earth. It can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ersity refers to every living.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

essai d'une flore de la région alpine des .biodiversity at global, national and local levels 88 india as a mega diversity nation 89 hotspots of biodiversity 90 threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, man-wildlife .cies diversity and local endemism of alpine ecosystems is rela ­ tively low.

However, alpine areas are critical regions for inlu­ encing hydrologic low to lowland areas from snowmelt. The alpine ecosystems of California present a special case among alpine regions of the world. Unlike most alpine regions File Size: 2MB.