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Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Published In:1994
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:885 gms
Pages:pp. xiv + 376, Frontispiece, 135 Figures, 54 Tables, Graphs, Index, References

The Title "Tropical Alpine Environments Plant Form and Function 1st Edition" is written by Philip W. Rundel. This book was published in the year 1994. The ISBN number 052142089X|9780521420891 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book also comes in Paperback . This book has total of pp. xiv + 376 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Cambridge University Press. We have about 81823 other great books from this publisher. Tropical Alpine Environments Plant Form and Function 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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Plants growing in tropical alpine environments (at altitudes above the closed canopy forest and below the limit of plant life) have evolved distinct forms to cope with a hostile Environment characterized by cold, drought and fire. Unlike temperate alpine environments, where there are distinct seasons of favourable and unfavourable conditions for growth, tropical alpine habitats present summer conditions every day and winter conditions every night.

Using examples from all over the tropics, this fascinating account reviews, for the first time, the unique form and functional relationships of tropical alpine plants examining both their physiological Ecology and population biology. It will appeal to anyone interested in tropical vegetation and plant physiological adaptations to hostile environment, as well as to researchers in biogeography and ecology.


1. Introduction to tropical alpine vegetation/A.P. Smith
2. Tropical Alpine Climates/P.W. Rundel
3. Paramo Microclimate and Leaf Thermal Balance of Giant Rosette Plants/F.C. Meinzer, G. Goldstein and F. Rada
4. Comparative Water Relations of Tropical Alpine Plants/F.C. Meinzer, G. Goldstein and P.W. Rundel
5. Cold Tolerance of Tropical Alpine Plants/E. Beck
6. Anatomy of Tropical Alpine Plants/S. Carlquist
7. Environmental Biology of a Tropical Treeline Species, Polylepis Sericea Polylepis sericea/G. Goldstein, F.C. Meinzer and F. Rada
8. Morphological and Physiological Radiation in Páramo Draba/W.A. Pfitsch
9. Sediment-based Carbon Nutrition in Tropical Alpine Isocetes/J.E. Keeley, D.A. DeMason, R. Gonzalez and K.R. Markham
10. Functional Significance of Inflorescence Pubescence in Tropical Alpine Species of Puya/G.A. Miller
11. Turnover and Conservation of Nutrients in the Pachycaul Senecio keniodendron/E. Beck
12. Soil Nutrient Dynamics in East African Alpine Ecosystems/H. Rehder
13. An Overview of the Reproductive Biology of Espeletia (Asteraceae) in the Venezuelan Andes/P.E. Berry and R. Calvo
14. Population Biology of Mount Kenya lobelias/T.P. Young
15. Population Biology of Senecio kenodendrum (Asteraceae) an Afroalpine giant rosette plant/A.P. Smith and T.P. Young
16. Population Dynamics and Flowering in the Monocarpic Hawaiian Alpine Rosette Plant, Argyroxiphium Sandiwicense/P.W. Rundel and M.S. Witter
17. Plant form and Function in Alpine Plants in New Guinea/R.J. Hnatiuk
18. Alpine Herbivory on Mount Kenya/T.P. Young and A.P. Smith
19. Biotic Interactions in Hawaiian High-Elevation Ecosystems/L.L. Loope and A.C. Medeiros
20. Tropical alpine ecology : progress and priorities/P.W. Rundel, F.C. Meinzer and A.P. Smith