Physiological Plant Ecology: Ecophysiology and Stress Physiology of Functional Groups

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 22, 2003 - Science - 513 pages
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From the reviews of the 3rd edition: "The textbook of Walter Larcher (...) belongs certainly to the most successful manuals that ever existed." (Photosynthetica, Czech Republic)
"(...) it continues to be one of the major texts in the field of ecophysiology."(Plant Growth Regulation, The Netherlands)
"This book is really a must reading for those interested in sustainable forestry." (Journal of Sustainable Forestry, USA)
"The book, (...), should be on the shelf of any scientist, teacher, or student seeking an introduction to the field of plant ecophysiology that is also an excellent reference." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, USA)
  

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Contents

The Environment of Plants
1
12 Radiation and Climate
32
Carbon Utilization and Dry Matter Production
69
22 Gas Exchange in Plants
91
23 The Carbon Budget of the Whole Plant
139
24 The Carbon Budget of Plant Stands
163
25 Energy Conversion by Plant Cover
173
3 The Utilization of Mineral Elements
185
Environmental Influences on Growth and Development
297
51 Regulation of Growth and Development
298
52 Developmental Stages of the Plant Life Cycle
307
53 The Seasonality of Growth and Development
324
Plant Development as an Indicator of Weather Characteristics and Climatic Changes
329
Plants Under Stress
345
62 Solar Radiation Stress
357
63 Stress Due to Extreme Temperatures
364

32 The Uptake of Mineral Nutrients
186
33 Utilization and Deposition of Minerals in the Plant
193
34 The Elimination of Minerals
202
35 Nitrogen Metabolism
203
36 HabitatRelated Aspects of Mineral Metabolism
211
37 Mineral Cycling in Plant Communities
224
Water Relations
231
42 Water Relations of Plant Cells
233
43 Water Relations of the Whole Plant
239
44 Water Relations in Plant Communities
286
64 Oxygen Deficiency
396
65 Drought
401
66 Salt Stress
416
67 Excess of Heavy Metals
428
68 Pollutants and Their Impact on the Phytosphere
437
References
451
References within the Boxes
494
Subject Index
505
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