TITLE

The Effects of Warming on Alpine Vegetation in the Swiss Alps

PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CO2 Science;9/1/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 35, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a research study to determine the impacts of global warming on the Swiss Alps' alpine vegetation. Climatic conditions and plant growth at seventeen snow meteorological stations in different alpine regions throughout the mountainous parts of Switzerland were monitored for nearly a decade. Based on their findings, the researchers claim that warming is good for lands where the ability of earth's plants to grow to their full potential was limited by low temperatures, snow-cover and permafrost.
ACCESSION #
55690671

 

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