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Ecology of Plants
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Ecology of Plants

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ISBN-13:
9780878932948
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.08.2006
Seiten:
540
Autor:
Jessica Gurevitch
Gewicht:
2136 g
Format:
286x223x36 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.
The text covers a range of topics that you might find in a general ecology textbook, but with the focus on the interactions between plants and their environment over a range of scales. Some of the subjects covered are unique to plants, such as photosynthesis and the ecology of plant-soil interactions; other topics, such as resource and mate acquisition, emphasize the distinctive ways plants (in contrast to mobile animals) deal with their environments.
Now in full colour to engage reader interest
Revised and updated throughout
Unlike other texts, emphasizes the importance of evolutionary processes
The Science of Plant Ecology.- PART I: THE INDIVIDUAL AND ITS ENVIRONMENT.- Photosynthesis and the Light Environment.- Water Relations and Energy Balance.- Soils, Mineral Nutrition, and Belowground Interactions.- PART II: POPULATIONS AND EVOLUTION.- Population Structure, Growth, and Decline.- Processes of Evolution.- Natural Selection.- Growth and Reproduction of Individuals.- Plant Growth.- Plant Life Histories.- PART III: PLANT COMMUNITIES.- Community Properties.- Competition and Other Interactions among Plants.- Herbivory and Plant-Pathogen Interactions.- Disturbance and Succession.- Local Abundance, Diversity, and Rarity.- PART IV: FROM ECOSYSTEMS TO LANDSCAPES.- Ecosystem Processes.- Communities in Landscapes.- Landscape Ecology.- PART V: GLOBAL PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.- Climate and Physiognomy.- Biomes.- Regional and Global Diversity.- Paleoecology.- Global Change: Humans and Plants.- Appendix: A Statistics Primer.
Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.
Now in full color, this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Ecology of Plants incorporates many new illustrations and hundreds of new references. The text covers a range of topics that you might find in a general ecology textbook, but with the focus on the interactions between plants and their environment over a range of scales. Some of the subjects covered are unique to plants, such as photosynthesis and the ecology of plant-soil interactions; other topics, such as
resource and mate acquisition, emphasize the distinctive ways plants (in contrast to mobile animals) deal with their environments.

The book is unusual in emphasizing the importance of evolutionary and other historical processes for current ecology. Throughout the text, human environmental influences are discussed.
While the book is written for an undergraduate college course in plant ecology, the engaging style, thorough coverage of the field, and contemporary perspective make it accessible and useful to others as well, from graduate students in conservation biology to evolutionary biologists and resource managers.