Plant Ecology, 2ed

Author : Michael J. Crawley
Price : Rs 1,495.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126542093
ISBN 10 : 8126542098
Pages : 736
Type : Paperbound
Remarks : Exclusively distributed by Star Educational Books Distributors



Plant ecology is the scientific study of the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of plants. This benchmark text, extremely well received in its first edition, shows how pattern and structure at different levels of plant organization--from Eco physiology through population dynamics to community structure and ecosystem function--are influenced by abiotic factors (eg, climate and soils) and by biotic factors (eg, competition and herbivory).

•    List of Contributors
•    Preface to the Second Edition
•    Preface to the First Edition
•    Photosynthesis
•    Plant Water Relations
•    Nutrient acquisition
•    Life History and Environment
•    Plant Secondary Metabolism
•    Sex
•    Seed Dormancy
•    Mechanisms of Plant Competition
•    Ecology of Pollination and Seed Dispersal
•    Plant Chemistry and Herbivory or Why the World is Green
•    The Structure of Plant Populations
•    Plant Population Dynamics
•    Plant-Herbivore Dynamics
•    The Structure of Plant Communities
•    Dynamics of Plant Communities
•    Plants in Trophic Webs
•    Plants and Pollution
•    Climate Change and Vegetation
•    Biodiversity
•    References
•    Index

Good for upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in plant ecology & plant Ecologists