17. High-Latitude and High-Altitude Wetlandc Case Studies

  1. James Sandusky Aber1,
  2. Firooza Pavri2 and
  3. Susan Ward Aber3

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch17

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) High-Latitude and High-Altitude Wetlandc Case Studies, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emporia State University, Kansas, USA

  2. 2

    University of Southern Maine, USA

  3. 3

    San José State University, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198417

Online ISBN: 9781118349540

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Keywords:

  • high-latitude and high-altitude wetland studies, ice and permafrost role;
  • vegetation restricted to hardy species, tolerating extremes of cold, strong winds;
  • Andes Mountains of Venezuela, Rocky Mountains and San Luis Valley of southern Colorado;
  • Venezuelan Andes Mountains, climatic and environmental contrasts;
  • frailejón grande and frailejón pequeño, in the Venezuelan páramo;
  • modern páramo, and anthropogenitic activity;
  • Rocky Mountain region in southern Colorado, mountain ranges/intervening valleys;
  • Culebra Range, southern segment of Sangre de Cristo mountains;
  • San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, highest/largest mountain desert in North America;
  • Lena River delta, Russia, as spectacular wetland complexes of the world

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Andes Mountains, Venezuela

  • Southern Colorado, United States

  • Summary