Functional traits and root morphology of alpine plants
Background and Aims Vegetation has long been recognized to protect the soil from erosion. Understanding species differences in root morphology and functional traits is an important step to assess which species and species mixtures may provide erosion control. Furthermore, extending classification of plant functional types towards root traits may be a useful procedure in understanding important root functions.
Keywords: Growth rings ; plant diversity ; plant functional types ; PFTs ; ski slope ; soil erosion ; tensile strength ; alpine plants ; Concentrated Flow ; Vegetation Cover ; Tensile-Strength ; Soil-Erosion ; Ski Pistes ; Runoff ; Impact ; Architecture ; Resistance ; Stability
Record created on 2011-12-16, modified on 2016-08-09