Journal article

La végétation des sols polygonaux aux étages alpin supérieur et subnival en Valais (Alpes centro-occidentales, Suisse)

  • Béguin, Claude Département de Géosciences, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland - Chaumont CH-2067, Switzerland
  • Progin Sonney, Mélanie Département de Géosciences, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Vonlanthen, Michel Département de Géosciences, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
    23.06.2006
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  • Botanica Helvetica. - 2006, vol. 116, p. 41-54
English Polygonal soils are typical formations of arctic regions but occur locally at high elevation in the Alps. A vegetation survey of sites with polygonal patterning of soils in the Western Swiss Alps revealed a clear distinction between (1) periglacial polygonal soils, whose structure is created by frost action, and whose occurrence is limited to the subniveal belt (2700–3000 m a.s.l.) and (2)... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Géosciences
Language
  • French
Classification
Botany
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