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Subarctic and Subalpine: Where and What?
Arctic and Alpine Research
Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter, 1970), pp. 63-73
Published by: INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1550141
Page Count: 11
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A review is given of the origin, history, and use of the terms subarctic and subalpine. It is suggested that North American scientists join in the European trend towards a standardization of the nomenclature for latitudinal zones and altitudinal belts. The subarctic zone and the subalpine belt are redefined as covering the forest-tundra ecotone at high latitudes and high altitudes respectively.