Exploitation of Environmental Heterogeneity by Plants: Ecophysiological Processes Above- and Belowground
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 429 pages
There is a new emerging interest in the effects of gaps and patches on succession and biodiversity. This innovative volume is a synthesis of studies of plant responses to temporal and spatial heterogeneity, the exploitation of resources from pulses and patches by plants, and their competition with neighbors in the face of this variability.
Aboveground, the book focuses upon the nature of canopy patchiness, consequences of this heterogeneity for the light environment, and the mechanisms by which plants respond to and exploit this patchiness. Belowground, the text explores the heterogeneity of soil environments and how root systems obtain nutrients and water in the context of this temporal and spatial variability.
As a new reference in an evolving and growing field, this text is sure to be a valuable tool for researchers and advanced students in plant physiology, ecology, agronomy, and forestry alike.
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Sensing the Light Opportunities in Highly Dynamic Canopy Environments
Competitive Light Interception and Economic Space FillingA Matter of WholePlant Allocation
Scaling from the Leaf to the Whole Plant
A Temporally Patchy Resource on a Time Scale of Seconds to Minutes
Chapter 7 Signals for Seeds to Sense and Respond to Gaps
Quantifying Pattern and Scale
Chapter 9 Causes of Soil Nutrient Heterogeneity at Different Scales
Chapter 10 RootSoil Responses to Water Pulses in Dry Environments
Chapter 11 Architecture and Biomass Allocation as Components of the Plastic Response of Root Systems to Soil Heterogeneity
Chapter 12 Exploiting Nutrients in Fertile Soil Microsites
The Physiological Ecology of Tree Seedling Regeneration across the GapUnderstory Continuum
Chapter 14 Spatial Heterogeneity at Small Scales and How Plants Respond to It
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