New Zealand Forest to Alpine Transitions in Global Context

@inproceedings{Wardle2008NewZF,
  title={New Zealand Forest to Alpine Transitions in Global Context},
  author={Peter Wardle},
  year={2008}
}
ABSTRACT New Zealand high-altitude tree limits are formed either abruptly by evergreen Nothofagus or by low forest of more frost-tolerant small trees reaching similar maximum altitudes. Whereas most tree limits are contiguous with low-growing alpine vegetation, in New Zealand a belt dominated by tussock grasses intervenes that is vulnerable to invasion by hardy introduced trees and seems ecologically equivalent to fire-maintained high-altitude tropical grasslands. New Zealand tree limits… CONTINUE READING

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