Scaling Physiological Processes: Leaf to Globe

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 388 pages
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Traditional plant physiological ecology is organism centered and provides a useful framework for understanding the interactions between plants and their environment and for identifying characteristics likely to result in plant success in a particular habitat. This book focuses on extending concepts from plant physiological ecology as a basis for understanding carbon, energy, and biogeochemical cycles at ecosystem, regional, and global levels.
This will be a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students in ecology, plant ecophysiology, ecosystem research, biometerology, earth system science, and remote sensing.

Key Features
* The integration of metabolic activities across spatial scales, from leaf to ecosystem
* Global constraints and regional processes
* Functional units in ecological scaling
* Models and technologies for scaling
 

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Contents

Questions of Scale
1
Integrating Spatial Patterns
5
Leaf to Ecosystem Level Integration
39
Global Constraints and Regional Processes
167
Functional Units in Ecology
231
Integrating Technologies for Scaling
321
Index
367
Physiological Ecology
389
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