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Arctic and Alpine Vegetations: Similarities, Differences, and Susceptibility to Disturbance
W. D. Billings
Vol. 23, No. 12 (Dec., 1973), pp. 697-704
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1296827
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Arctic and Alpine vegetations along a latitudinal gradient from the equitorial Andean Páramos to the Polar Deserts of the Canadian High Arctic are all adapted to low daily mean temperatures during the growing season. They differ in almost all other respects: environmentally, biologically, and in their susceptibility to disturbance by man.
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