Physiological plant ecology: ecophysiology and stress physiology of functional groups
A richly illustrated text now in its third edition, Physiological Plant Ecology explores the vital processes of plants in interaction with the environment. Focusing on the way different plant species and functional types react in various locations and in all climatic zones, this well-known text has been widely recognised for its clarity and accurate synthesis of a vast body of research. It offers insight into the laws governing the carbon, nitrogen, mineral and water balance as well as the development, vital capacity and adaptability of plants. Entirely revised and enlarged - while keeping the superb illustrations and tables that drew praise in earlier editions - it is ideal for students in biology, ecology and geography, and in agricultural and forestry sciences.
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The Environment of Plants
Carbon Utilization and Dry Matter Production
The Utilization of Mineral Elements
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accumulation acid activity algae annual assimilation atmosphere bacteria broadleaved buds C4 plants carbon cell walls chlorophyll chloroplasts climate CO2 uptake cold concentration conifer damage deciduous decrease deficiency desiccation dicotyledons diffusion dormancy drought dry matter effect energy enzymes evaporation evergreen Fabaceae factors flowering forests freezing frost fruits function germination gradient grasses growing growth habitats halophytes heat herbaceous humid increase intensity ions irradiance Larcher layers leaf area leaves lichens light mesophyll metabolism nitrogen nutrients Oecologia organs osmotic oxygen period phase photosynthesis photosynthetic capacity phytomass plant species pollutants precipitation processes production protein protoplasm radiation ratio reduced regions resistance respiration root system salt saturation sclerophyll season seeds senescence sensitive shoot shrubs soil stomata stress succulents surface Table temperate zone temperature tion tissues toxic transpiration transport trees tropical turgor vacuoles vascular plants vegetation water balance water content water potential winter woody plants xylem