arctic-alpine


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arctic-alpine

[¦ärd·ik ¦al‚pīn]
(ecology)
Of or pertaining to areas above the timberline in mountainous regions.
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This is a true arctic-alpine tundra "tree" which stands a full 2cm tall when its catkins are fully expanded.
The mountain is renowned for its unusual array of Arctic-Alpine plants.
In addition to seeing several Arctic-alpine plant species the students also found several red clover plants (Trifolium pratense L).
Seed germination and vivipary from a latitudinal series of populations of the arctic-alpine grass Trisetum spicatum.
A magnificent set of case studies follow, written by a glitterati of experts in their field, including British moorlands (Murray Grant & James Pearce-Higgins), European Arctic-Alpine (Des Thompson et al.
Because of historical processes, many arctic-alpine species in Europe find their southern distribution limit in Bulgarian mountains (the Balkans and other) and are listed as threatened in the country.
The project was the vision of Dr Barbara Jones, the highlands ecologist in CCW at the time: its aim was to improve the state and condition of the mountain communities and species, especially the Arctic-Alpine community, which is at its most southerly in Britain in Snowdonia.
Natural England manages 15 national nature reserves including those at Lindisfarne, Castle Eden Dene and Moor House, Upper Teesdale, which boasts rare Arctic-Alpine flowers.
lyelli by nearly 500 m and is the first collected in the Arctic-Alpine life zone.
Mesic, boreal and arctic-alpine systems may be even more responsive to drought than semiarid areas because of the limited evolutionary experience.
Long-term exclusion of folivorous mammals in two arctic-alpine plant communities: a test of the hypothesis of exploitation ecosystems.
The new subspecies can be described as follows: Vesti-ture of head, thorax, abdomen and legs an even, lead grey; male antennae bipectinate, longest rami about 10 times as long as length of segments; female antennae short (1/4 length of forewing) and weakly biserrate; eyes reduced and ellipsoidal, as in most other diurnal Arctic-alpine noctuoid moths; eye reduction more pronounced in female; forewing length 19.