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By Münir Öztürk, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, I. Faridah-Hanum, Recep Efe (eds.)
This publication covers reports at the systematics of plant taxa and should comprise common vegetational points and ecological features of flora at altitudes above a thousand m. from assorted components of the realm. This quantity additionally addresses how upcoming weather swap eventualities will influence excessive altitude vegetation. It offers case stories from an important mountainous components just like the Himalayas, Caucasus and South the USA protecting the international locations like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Kirghizia, Georgia, Russia,Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Americas. The booklet will function a useful source resource undergraduates, graduate scholars, and researchers.
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Lberti). ) is represented by xerophytic low-herb meadows with domination of Alchemilla reptopilosa, Bistorta vivipara, Potentilla gelida, Festuca kryloviana, Poa alpina, as well as Kobresia humilis, K. capilliformis communities. ); they grow on plateau-like ridges, old moraine sediments, where soil erosion is almost absent (Rubtsov 1966). The tops of ridges are occupied by open aggregations of cryopetrophytes like: Thylacospermum caespitosum, Rhodiola coccinea, Saxifraga flagellaris (Rachkovskaya et al.
Turkestanica, C. songorica) forests Evergreen juniper Birch ( Betula tiansсhanica) forests with apple trees ( Malus sieversii), willows ( Salix alba) and apricot trees ( Armeniaca vulgaris) Main community types Shrub–juniper ( Juniperus semiglobosa, J. 8 Ecological-physiognomic types of vegetation in the Kyrghyz Alatau range 1 High-Altitude Flora and Vegetation of Kazakhstan and Climate Change Impacts 27 Meadow Savannoid Ephemeroid–sagebrush–feather-grass ( Stipa sareptana, S. lessingiana, S. caucasica, Festuca valesiaca, Artemisia sublessingiana, A.
9 (continued) 1 High-Altitude Flora and Vegetation of Kazakhstan and Climate Change Impacts 35 36 L. A. Dimeyeva et al. territories (Nature reserve Aksu-Jabagly, Sayram-Ugam National Park) the overall abundance of weeds and unpalatable species is observed, such as Artemisia dracunculus, Rumex tianschanicus, Eremurus fuscus, Ligularia heterophylla, etc. 5°C, during the past five decades. The changes in the amount of precipitation are of an ambiguous nature. Climate change features in plains differ from those in mountains (Republic of Kazakhstan 2006).
Climate Change Impacts on High-Altitude Ecosystems by Münir Öztürk, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, I. Faridah-Hanum, Recep Efe (eds.)