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The use of 'altitude' in ecological research

Körner, Christian. (2007) The use of 'altitude' in ecological research. Trends in ecology & evolution, Vol. 22, H. 11. pp. 569-574.

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Abstract

Altitudinal gradients are among the most powerful 'natural experiments' for testing ecological and evolutionary responses of biota to geophysical influences, such as low temperature. However, there are two categories of environmental changes with altitude: those physically tied to meters above sea level, such as atmospheric pressure, temperature and clear-sky turbidity; and those that are not generally altitude specific, such as moisture, hours of sunshine, wind, season length, geology and even human land use. The confounding of the first category by the latter has introduced confusion in the scientific literature on altitude phenomena.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Pflanzenökologie (Körner)
UniBasel Contributors:Körner, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier Science Publishing
ISSN:0169-5347
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:31

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