Handbook of Functional Plant Ecology

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Francisco Pugnaire, Fernando Valladares
CRC Press, Mar 10, 1999 - Science - 920 pages
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"Offers the latest findings and research breakthroughs in plant ecology, as well as consideration of classic topics in environmental science and ecology. This wide-ranging compendium serves as an extremely accessible and useful resource for relative newcomers to the field as well as seasoned experts. Investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum, from the leaf to the ecosystem levels."
 

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Contents

Methods in Comparative Functional Ecology
1
Opportunistic Growth and Desiccation Tolerance The Ecological Success of Poikilohydrous Autotrophs
9
Ecological Significance of Inherent Variation in Relative Growth Rate and Its Components
81
Architecture Ecology and Evolution of Plant Crowns
121
The Structure and Function of Root Systems
195
Water Relations and Hydraulic Architecture
221
Responses of Plants to Heterogeneous Light Environments
269
Acquisition Use and Loss of Nutrients
315
Plant Life in Antarctica
495
Ecology of Plant Reproduction Mating Systems and Pollination
545
Seed and Seedling Ecology
589
Facilitation in Plant Communities
623
Plant Interactions Competition
649
PlantHerbivore Interaction Beyond a Binary Vision
677
Biological Diversity and Functioning of Ecosystems
719
Resistance to Air Pollutants From Cell to Community
735

Functional Attributes in Mediterraneantype Ecosystems
347
Plant Survival in Arid Environments
381
Tropical Forests Diversity and Function of Dominant LifeForms
407
Plant Diversity in Tropical Forests
449
Arctic Ecology
473
Canopy Photosynthesis Modeling
771
Ecological Applications of Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales
805
Generalization in Functional Plant Ecology The Species Sampling Problem Plant Ecology Strategy Schemes and Phylogeny
847
Index
873
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