Vol 87, No 4 (2018)

Polar terrestrial ecosystems: ecology, diversity, and biogeography

Cover Page

On the cover Dry heaths dominated by white-flowering Dryas octopetala, an ecologically important arctic-alpine dwarf shrub, extend here and there in the west coast of Spitsbergen. This photo shows a shore of Adventfjorden bay in a region of the largest ice-free areas in the Svalbard archipelago – the most intensely studied in the high Arctic.

[Author: Michał Ronikier]