The objective of this book is to examine the controls on change at alpine treeline. All the papers are focused on work done in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Although any one place is limiting, we are able to examine the alpine treeline here in some detail - and an advantage is that the treeline ecotone in Glacier National Park is quite variable in itself due to the underlying variability in geomorphology at multiple scales.
This book will provide insights into an important ecological phenomenon with a distinctly geomorphic perspective. The editors collectively have over 100 years of experience in working in geomorphology, biogeography, and ecology. They also have each worked on research in Glacier National Park for several decades. The book will be a reference for a variety of professionals and students, both graduate and undergraduate, with interests in Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. Because of the importance of the alpine treeline ecotone for recreation and aesthetic interests in mountain environments, wildland and park managers will also use this book.
* Subject matter: geomorphology at alpine treeline
* Expertise of contributors: each editor brings over 25 years of experience in studies of ecotones and geomorphology, and collectively over 100 years of experience in Glacier National Park
* Changing alpine treeline examines climate change
2. Pattern-Process Relations in the Alpine and Subalpine Environments: A Remote Sensing and GIScience Perspective, S.J. Walsh, D.G. Brown, Ch.A. Geddes, D.J. Weiss, S. McKnight, E.S. Hammer, and J.P. Tuttlea
3. Ecotone Dynamics: Invasibility of Alpine Tundra by Tree Species from the Subalpine Forest, G.P. Malanson, D.G. Brown, D.R. Butler, D.M. Cairns, D.B. Fagre, and S.J. Walsh
4. Geomorphic Patterns and Processes at Alpine Treeline, D.R. Butler, G.P. Malanson, L.M. Resler, S.J. Walsh, F.D. Wilkerson, G.L. Schmid, and C.F. Sawyer
5. Environmental Controls on Turf-Banked Terraces, D.J. Weiss, S.J. Walsh, S.A. McKnight, and E.S. Hammer
6. Soils and Pedogenesis at Alpine Treeline, G.L. Schmid, D.R. Butler, G.P. Malanson, and
7. Canopy Structure in the Krummholz and Patch Forest Zones, E.S. Hammer, and S.J. Walsh
8. A Markov Analysis of Tree Islands at Alpine Treeline, L.M. Resler, and M.A. Fonstad
9. Modeling Feedback Effects on Linear Patterns of Subalpine Forest Advancement, M.F. Bekker, and G.P. Malansonb
10. The Future of Treeline, D.R. Butler, G.P. Malanson, and S.J. Walsh