Review test

Would warming the Alpine relieve alpine plants from stress?

Which three possibilities do plants have not to become damaged by freezing temperatures.

What is the key mechanism adopted by plants that tolerate tissue freezing?

When is the most critical period for freezing damage in the Alpine?

(a) Why should plants avoid becoming active during warm spells in winter and (b) how do they achieve this?

(a) How high can bare soil temperatures become in the Alpine and (b) why?

How can plants cover patches of hot bare ground?

When is the most critical period for stress induced by high solar radiation?

How do alpine plants cope with enhanced UV-B radiation?