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Functional Plant Ecology
Second edition
edited by Francisco Pugnaire

Functional Plant Ecology, Second edition investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum. It features the ecology and evolution of plant crowns and addresses approaches to generalization in functional plant ecology, including the species-sampling problem, plant ecology strategy schemes, and phylogeny.

This book offers the latest findings and research breakthroughs in plant ecology, as well as consideration of classic topics in environmental science and ecology. A wide-ranging compendium, the book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum, from the leaf to the ecosystem levels.

Features:

  • Provides a full understanding of how plants have successfully evolved in multiple ecosystems
  • Focuses on new approaches to questions about photosynthesis, functional ecology and phylogeny
  • Covers plant responses to pollution and plant performance at different scales
  • Draws on all areas of plant ecology to provide the broadest view of functional approaches to plant ecology
  • Presents easy-to-read, up-to-date introductions to each topic

Contents

  1. Methods in Comparative Functional Ecology
  2. Opportunistic Growth and Desiccation Tolerance: The Ecological Success of Poikilohydrous Autotrophs
  3. Ecological Significance of Inherent Variation in Relative Growth Rate
  4. The Architecture of Plant Crowns: From Design Rules to Light Capture and Performance
  5. Structure and Function of Root Systems
  6. Water Relations and Hydraulic Architecture
  7. Responses of Plants to Heterogeneous Light Environments
  8. Acquisition, Use, and Loss of Nutrients
  9. Functional Attributes in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems
  10. Tropical Forests: Diversity and Function of Dominant Life-Forms
  11. Plant Diversity in Tropical Forests
  12. Arctic Ecology
  13. Plant Life in Antarctica
  14. Facilitation in Plant Communities
  15. Plant Interactions: Competition
  16. Plant-Herbivore Interaction: Beyond a Binary Vision
  17. Ecology of Plant Reproduction: Mating Systems and Pollination
  18. Seed and Seedling Ecology, K. Kitajima
  19. Biodiversity and Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Effects on Ecosystem Functioning
  20. Resistance to Air Pollutants: From Cell to Community
  21. Canopy Photosynthesis Modeling
  22. Ecological Applications of Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales
  23. Generalization in Functional Plant Ecology: The Species-Sampling Problem, Plant Ecology Strategy Schemes, and Phylogeny

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Functional Plant Ecology
Second edition
edited by Francisco Pugnaire

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