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2007

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Björk, Robert G., and Molau, Ulf, 2007, Ecology of Alpine Snowbeds and the Impact of Global Change: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, v. 39, no. 1, p. 34-43.

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ABSTRACT The ecosystems of alpine snowbed habitats are reviewed with emphasis on ecosystem functioning and capability to adapt to current and predicted global change. Snowbeds form in topographic depressions that accumulate large amounts of snow during the winter months, and the final snowmelt does not occur until late in the growing season. Many species preferentially grow in snowbed habitats and some of these are even restricted to these habitats. In this review we identify several ecosystem services which snowbeds provide to the alpine landscape. For instance, snowbeds provide a steady water and nutrient supply to adjacent plant communities and offer newly emerged high-quality food for herbivores late in the growing season. We also [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1657/1523-0430(2007)3934:EOASAT]2.0.CO;2; 21 10.1657/1523-0430(2007)39[34:EOASAT]2.0.CO;2
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1523-0430

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