Alpine plants fascinate us with their diversity and their interesting adaptations to, from a human perspective, extreme environmental conditions. It can be anticipated that those specialized species will respond sensitively to changes in the environment and climate.
In this presentation, I will report from several studies that have investigated how changes in snow cover, elevated atmospheric CO² levels, warmer temperatures and, last but not least, land-use can affect alpine plants and their diversity. For instance, I will demonstrate,
The ecology and conservation of a seasonally dry tropical forest in South America
The tangled evolutionary history of plants and fungi
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