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Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming.
Temperature is increasing at unprecedented rates across most of the tundra biome(1). Remote-sensing data indicate that contemporary climate warming has already resulted in increased productivity ovExpand
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The importance of colony structure versus shoot morphology for the water balance of 22 subarctic bryophyte species
AbstractQuestions: What are the water economy strategies of the dominant subarcticbryophytes in terms of colony and shoot traits? Can colony water retentioncapacity be predicted from morphologicalExpand
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Functional traits predict relationship between plant abundance dynamic and long-term climate warming
Significance Although the response of the Plant Kingdom to climate change is acknowledged as one of the fundamental feedback mechanisms of environmental changes on the Earth, until now, the responseExpand
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No other species can replace them: evidence for the key role of dominants in an alpine Festuca varia grassland
Questions Festuca varia grasslands occupy extensive areas in the alpine belt of the Caucasus. In the Teberda Reserve the dominant, narrow-leaved grasses Festuca varia and Nardus stricta contributeExpand
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Long-term vegetation dynamic in the Northwestern Caucasus: which communities are more affected by upward shifts of plant species?
Abstract We studied long-term (25–31 years) dynamics of alpine communities at the Teberda Reserve, NW Caucasus, Russia, to test the following hypotheses: (1) lower altitude species increase and highExpand
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Life-form composition of alpine plant communities at the Eastern Qinghai-Tibetan plateau
Alpine plants of the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan plateau (Sichuan, China) are developed under long-lasting grazing by wild and domestic yaks. Among morphological features of plants, life forms mayExpand
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Effects of herbaceous plant functional groups on the dynamics and structure of an alpine lichen heath: the results of a removal experiment
Alpine lichen heaths are polydominant, low-productive communities where lichens and, at some localities, the dwarf shrub Vaccinium vitis-idaea prevail. To analyse the role of herbaceous dominants inExpand
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Alpine plant communities of Tibet and Caucasus: in quest of functional convergence
ABSTRACT We compared aboveground phytomass structure and community weighed mean leaf traits (leaf area and specific leaf area) in alpine plant communities of Tibet (alpine shrub meadows and alpineExpand
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Contrasting Floristic Richness of Alpine Plant Communities on the Eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
We expected that local plant species richness is high in relatively old and large territories that harbor specific conditions with characteristic communities. Furthermore, herbivory can promote theExpand
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