avsc1225-sup-0001-AppendixS1-S8.docWord document1122KAppendix S1. Study site and study design. Appendix S2. Characteristics of the plant communities in terms of sampling effort, dominant species, growth form composition, topographical variables and snow regimes. Appendix S3. Between group analysis of plant communities according to species composition per plot. Appendix S4. Julian date relationship with day-degree for 2007 and 2008. Appendix S5. Topographical variables among plant communities. Appendix S6. Classification of the seven plant communities in three types of snow regime based on the curvature and slope. Appendix S7. List of models performed to explain variation in above-ground biomass at the plot level. Appendix S8. List of models performed to explain variation in the community-weighted mean phenology at the plot level.

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