Original paper

The dangers of using the timberline as the zero line in comparative studies on altitudinal vegetation zones

Hämet-Ahti, Leena

Phytocoenologia Band 6 Heft 1-4 (1979), p. 49 - 54

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published: Oct 22, 1979

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Abstract

The altitudinal timberline is too often regarded as an equivalent line in the comparative vegetation studies of various mountains. Similarly the concept subalpine is applied in different ways in different mountains. A uniform latitudinal and altitudinal vegetation zone terminology for both hemispheres (excluding the tropics) is proposed: the counterparts of the arctic, boreal, temperate and meridional main zones are termed antarctic, antiboreal, anti temperate and antimeridional.

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timberlinelatitudinalaltitudinalarcticborealmeridional