Forest Altitudinal Zones and their Change with Climate Change

Plants and trees – and by extension forests – grow where their physiological properties allow and where they will not be ousted by competition. For this reason, plants of a certain species tend to grow in places with similar temperatures, availability of water or soil conditions, for example, and where these are hospitable for the plant in question. Many species only occur within certain altitude

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Forest Altitudinal Zones and Climate Change

Tags: Landscape and Space, Landscapes/Habitats, Forest and trees, Forest, Climate change
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Times: 1975, 1995, 2085
Distinction: 1975, 1995, 2085: less dry, 2085: dry