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Plant Ecology, 2nd Ed

Author : Michael J. Crawley
ISBN 13 : 9788126542093
ISBN 10 : 8126542098
Pages : 736
Type : P
Exclusive : EXCLUSIVE TO STAR EDUCATIONAL


Plant Ecology, 2nd Ed

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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
Mick Crawley