A global framework of mountain ecology

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  • Christian Körner Department University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences, Botany, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v6iS1.50503

Abstract

In this contribution, I will summarize a number of features of mountain ecosystems that apply globally. After providing a brief statement on mountain definitions and some mountain statistics, I will recall the major climatic and atmospheric drivers and how their action is modified by geomorphology and type of vegetation. I will close by highlighting the power of sharp microenvironmental gradients in mountains to test ecological hypothesis and elaborate projections on future developments in a global warming context.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Körner, C. (2022). A global framework of mountain ecology. Nepalese Journal of Zoology, 6(S1), 42–44. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v6iS1.50503

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