A re-assessment of high elevation treeline positions and their explanation

  title={A re-assessment of high elevation treeline positions and their explanation},
  author={C. K{\"o}rner},
  • C. Körner
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Abstract In this review I first compile data for the worldwide position of climate-driven alpine treelines. Causes for treeline formation are then discussed with a global perspective. Available evidence suggests a combination of a general thermal boundary for tree growth, with regionally variable “modulatory” forces, including the presence of certain taxa. Much of the explanatory evidence found in the literature relates to these modulatory aspects at regional scales, whereas no good… CONTINUE READING
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