Seeds, 3rd Edition: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities

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Robert S Gallagher
CABI, Dec 6, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
The 3rd edition of Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities highlights the many advances in the field of seed ecology and its relationship to plant community dynamics that have taken place in recent years. The new edition also features chapters on seed development and morphology, seed chemical ecology, implications of climate change on regeneration by seed, and the functional role of seed banks in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The book is aimed at advanced level students and researchers in the fields of seed science, seed ecology and plant ecology.
 

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Contents

1 Overview of Seed Development Anatomy and Morphology
1
2 Fruits and Frugivory
18
3 The Ecology of Seed Dispersal
62
4 Seed Predators and Plant Population Dynamics
94
5 Lightmediated Germination
111
6 The Chemical Environment in the Soil Seed Bank
135
7 Seed Dormancy
151
8 The Chemical Ecology of Seed Persistence in Soil Seed Banks
178
9 Effects of Climate Change on Regeneration by Seeds
204
10 The Functional Role of the Soil Seed Bank in Agricultural Ecosystems
235
11 The Functional Role of Soil Seed Banks in Natural Communities
263
Index
297
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Robert S. Gallagher is formerly of The Pennsylvania State University.

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