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The Ecology of Plants

The Ecology of Plants

  • Author: Jessica Gurevitch,Samuel M. Scheiner,Gordon A. Fox
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780878932917
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 523
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The Ecology of Plants is a textbook that covers general ecology, but with the focus on the interactions between plants and their environment over a range of scales. It also emphasises the importance of evolutionary and other historical processes for current ecology. While the book is written for an undergraduate course in plant ecology, the engaging style, thorough coverage of the field, and contemporary perspective make it accessible and useful to others, from conservation biologists to evolutionary biologists.

Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition

Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition

  • Author: Francisco Pugnaire,Fernando Valladares
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420007626
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 744
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Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition remains the most authoritative resource in this multidisciplinary field. Extensively revised and updated, this book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum. It features the ecology and evolution of plant crowns and addresses approaches to generalization in functional plant ecology, including the species-sampling problem, plant ecology strategy schemes, and phylogeny. The book follows a bottom-up approach, from the more specific, detailed studies focusing on plant organs to the broadest ecosystem approaches. It offers the latest findings and research breakthroughs in plant ecology, as well as consideration of classic topics in environmental science and ecology. A wide-ranging compendium, the book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum, from the leaf to the ecosystem levels.

Pflanzenökologie

Pflanzenökologie

  • Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze,Erwin Beck,Klaus Müller-Hohenstein
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9783827409874
  • Category:
  • Page: 846
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Das Lehrbuch behandelt die PflanzenAkologie in folgenden Teilgebieten: Molekulare A-kophysiologie (Stressphysiologie) AutAkologie (WArme-, Wasser-, Kohlenstoff- und NAhrelementhaushalt der Gesamtpflanze) A-kosystemkunde (A-kosystemtheorie und die Pflanze als Teil von A-kosystemen) SynAkologie (Populationsbiologie der Pflanzen und VegetationsAkologie) Globale Aspekte der PflanzenAkologie (StoffkreislAufe, internationale Abkommen und sozioAkonomische Wechselwirkungen) Die A-kophysiologie untersucht Pflanzen am natA1/4rlichen Standort, bei denen mehr oder weniger starker Stress auf den Organismus einwirkt. In der molekularen A-kophysiologie wird der Einfluss von abiotischem und biotischem Stress zell- und molekularbiologisch bis hin zu den Genen verfolgt. SchAden und Anpassungen werden in der molekularen Dimension betrachtet. Hier beginnt das VerstAndnis fA1/4r die Vielfalt, mit der Pflanzen auf die Lebensbedingungen auf der Erde reagieren. In der AutAkologie kommen auf der Ebene der Einzelpflanze Struktur und Architektur als MAglichkeiten der Anpassung hinzu, auf der Ebene der A-kosysteme gewinnt auch die biologische und abiotische Umgebung zusAtzlichen Einfluss. Dies leitet A1/4ber zur Populationsbiologie und VegetationsAkologie, die die rAumliche Verteilung von Arten, die zeitliche Dynamik der AktivitAt und die biologischen Interaktionen berA1/4cksichtigen. Damit erreicht die PflanzenAkologie die Ebene der globalen StoffkreislAufe, die vor allem in Hinblick auf die anthropogenen Eingriffe in die Natur und die sich abzeichnende Bewirtschaftung des Kohlenstoffkreislaufs dargestellt werden. Das Buch behandelt nicht nur natA1/4rliche Vegetationen, sondern auch Akologische Aspekte der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Das Lehrbuch der PflanzenAkologie richtet sich vor allem an Biologiestudenten sowie Wissenschaftler der Botanik, der Geowissenschaften und der LandschaftsAkologie. Es ist auch gedacht als Grundlage fA1/4r alle, die mit Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Landnutzung und mit Eingriffen in die Landschaft zu tun haben.

Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments

Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments

  • Author: Samuel M. Scheiner,Jessica Gurevitch
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198030225
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 432
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Ecological research and the way that ecologists use statistics continues to change rapidly. This second edition of the best-selling Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments leads these trends with an update of this now-standard reference book, with a discussion of the latest developments in experimental ecology and statistical practice. The goal of this volume is to encourage the correct use of some of the more well known statistical techniques and to make some of the less well known but potentially very useful techniques available. Chapters from the first edition have been substantially revised and new chapters have been added. Readers are introduced to statistical techniques that may be unfamiliar to many ecologists, including power analysis, logistic regression, randomization tests and empirical Bayesian analysis. In addition, a strong foundation is laid in more established statistical techniques in ecology including exploratory data analysis, spatial statistics, path analysis and meta-analysis. Each technique is presented in the context of resolving an ecological issue. Anyone from graduate students to established research ecologists will find a great deal of new practical and useful information in this current edition.

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

  • Author: Dr. Darold P. Batzer,Rebecca R. Sharitz
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520959116
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 372
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This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical environments. Careful syntheses review wetland soils, hydrology, and geomorphology; abiotic constraints for wetland plants and animals; microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; development of wetland plant communities; wetland animal ecology; and carbon dynamics and ecosystem processes. In addition, contributors document wetland regulation, policy, and assessment in the US and provide a clear roadmap for adaptive management and restoration of wetlands. New material also includes an expanded review of the consequences for wetlands in a changing global environment. Ideally suited for wetlands ecology courses, Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands, Second Edition, includes updated content, enhanced images (many in color), and innovative pedagogical elements that guide students and interested readers through the current state of our wetlands.

Agroecology

Agroecology

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems

  • Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849328459
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 384
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Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.

Vegetation Ecology

Vegetation Ecology

  • Author: Eddy van der Maarel,Janet Franklin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118452488
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology"www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology/a. Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive,integrated account of plant communities and their environments.Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, thesecond edition of this book: covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics,diversity, biotic interactions and distribution of plantcommunities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations; reviews modern developments in vegetation ecology in ahistorical perspective; presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology whileintegrating population ecology, dispersal biology, soilbiology, ecosystem ecology and global change studies; tackles applied aspects of vegetation ecology, includingmanagement of communities and invasive species; includes new chapters addressing the classification and mappingof vegetation, and the significance of plant functional types Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advancedundergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plantecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation. VegetationEcology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will bewelcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the worldover.

The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

  • Author: Richard T. Corlett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 019968135X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 291
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'The Ecology of Tropical East Asia' was the first book to describe the terrestrial ecology of the entire East Asian tropics and sub-tropics, from southern China to western Indonesia. This edition updates the contents and extends the coverage to include the similar ecosystems of northeast India. The book deals with plants, animals, and the ecosystems they inhabit, as well as the diverse threats to their survival and the options for conservation.

Limnoecology

Limnoecology

The Ecology of Lakes and Streams

  • Author: Winfried Lampert,Ulrich Sommer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199213925
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 324
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This new edition will build upon the strengths of the earlier work but will be thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate findings from new technologies and methods (notably the rapid development of molecular genetic methods and stable isotope techniques) that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field.

The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes

The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes

Long-Term Research on the Path to Sustainability

  • Author: Stephen K. Hamilton,Julie E. Doll,G. Philip Robertson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190266767
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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Evidence has been mounting for some time that intensive row-crop agriculture as practiced in developed countries may not be environmentally sustainable, with concerns increasingly being raised about climate change, implications for water quantity and quality, and soil degradation. This volume synthesizes two decades of research on the sustainability of temperate, row-crop ecosystems of the Midwestern United States. The overarching hypothesis guiding this work has been that more biologically based management practices could greatly reduce negative impacts while maintaining sufficient productivity to meet demands for food, fiber and fuel, but that roadblocks to their adoption persist because we lack a comprehensive understanding of their benefits and drawbacks. The research behind this book, based at the Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University) and conducted under the aegis of the Long-term Ecological Research network, is structured on a foundation of large-scale field experiments that explore alternatives to conventional, chemical-intensive agriculture. Studies have explored the biophysical underpinnings of crop productivity, the interactions of crop ecosystems with the hydrology and biodiversity of the broader landscapes in which they lie, farmers' views about alternative practices, economic valuation of ecosystem services, and global impacts such as greenhouse gas exchanges with the atmosphere. In contrast to most research projects, the long-term design of this research enables identification of slow or delayed processes of change in response to management regimes, and allows examination of responses across a broader range of climatic variability. This volume synthesizes this comprehensive inquiry into the ecology of alternative cropping systems, identifying future steps needed on the path to sustainability.

Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

  • Author: Steven R. Radosevich,Jodie S. Holt,Claudio M. Ghersa
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470168936
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4740
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The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants has been revised and updated. The Third Edition of this authoritative reference provides an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so you can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With extensive examples, this book: Focuses on the biological features of weeds and invasive plants, especially as they exist in agriculture, forests, rangelands, and natural ecosystems. Includes coverage of exotic invasive plants. Discusses a variety of methods and tools for managing weeds and invasive plants, including physical, cultural, biological, and chemical approaches. Examines systems approaches for management, including modern Integrated Pest Management. Addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers. This is the definitive, hands-on reference if you're a land manager or professional in plant sciences, agronomy, weed science, and horticulture. The book is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture, ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, or related fields.

Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology

  • Author: Michael J. Crawley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444313630
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 736
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Plant ecology is the scientific study of the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of plants. This benchmark text, extremely well received in its first edition, shows how pattern and structure at different levels of plant organization--from ecophysiology through population dynamics to community structure and ecosystem function--are influenced by abiotic factors (eg, climate and soils) and by biotic factors (eg, competition and herbivory). Adopting a dynamic approach, this book combines descriptive text with theoretical models and experimental data. It will be invaluable reading for both student and practising ecologist alike. In this second edition, the structure of the book has been completely revised, moving from the small scale to the large scale, in keeping with contemporary teaching methods. This fresh approach allows consideration of several new and important topics such as plant secondary chemistry, herbivory, sex, and breeding systems. Additional chapters address topical applied issues in plant ecology including global warming, pollution and biodiversity. The latest edition of a very widely adopted textbook Written by a team of leading experts and edited by an international authority in the field

Principles of Ecology in Plant Production

Principles of Ecology in Plant Production

  • Author: Thomas R. Sinclair,Albert Weiss
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 184593654X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 186
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Rev. ed. of: Principles of ecology in plant production / edited by T.R. Sinclair and F.P. Gardner.

A Natural History of California

A Natural History of California

Second Edition

  • Author: Allan A. Schoenherr
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520964551
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 632
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In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California focuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals. The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.

Principles of Ecology in...

Principles of Ecology in...

  • Author: Sinclair, T.R.,Weiss, A.
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780640706
  • Category: Ecology in plant Production
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The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

  • Author: Frank S. Gilliam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199837651
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 688
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The most comprehensive existing volume of multidisciplinary research by top ecologists on the herbaceous layer of forests.

The Biology of Deserts

The Biology of Deserts

  • Author: David Ward
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198732759
  • Category:
  • Page: 416
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This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although theoretical and experimental aspects are also discussed. In this updated second edition, there is a greater focus on the effects of climate change and some of its likely effects on deserts, seeing desertification as among the most serious results of climate change, leading ultimately to the increasing size of arid and semi-arid regions. The Biology of Deserts Second Edition includes a wide range of ecological and evolutionary issues including morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants and animals, species interactions, the importance of predation and parasitism, food webs, biodiversity, and conservation. It features a balance of plant and animal (both invertebrate and vertebrate) examples, and also emphasizes topical applied issues such as desertification and invasive species. The book concludes by considering the positive aspects of desert conservation. This accessible textbook is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers working in the field of desert ecology.

Seeds

Seeds

The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities

  • Author: Michael Fenner
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 9780851999470
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 410
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This new edition of a successful text, originally published in 1992, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include recent advances. In addition, new chapters have been introduced to ensure comprehensive coverage of all aspects of seed ecology. These include evolutionary ecology of seedsize, the roles of fire and of gaps in regeneration and seedling colonization. Chapters are written by internationally acknowledged experts to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects of seed ecology which will be invaluable to advanced students and researchers in seed science and plantecology.

Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems

Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems

  • Author: Barbara Diane Booth,Stephen D. Murphy,Clarence J. Swanton
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845936051
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 214
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`As an undergraduate text [the book] does a superb job of traversing the wide expanse of ecology. Several chapters should be key components of any course on understanding weed ecology.' Biological Invasions --

Essentials of Ecology

Essentials of Ecology

  • Author: Colin R. Townsend,Michael Begon,John L. Harper
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781405103282
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 530
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Essentials of Ecology presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state–of–the–art format designed to cultivate the novice student′s understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential principles of ecology from the theoretical fundamentals to their practical applications. Full color artwork, simple pedagogical features and a wide range of timely examples make this book an ideal introduction to ecology for students at all levels. The second edition of this successful text provides expanded coverage and over 400 references including 100 new examples reflecting the vibrancy of the field. More than a simple update, the new edition also features new artwork http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend/Images.htm, an enhanced design, and additional integrated applications to make Essentials of Ecology up–to–date and relevant. Outstanding features of the second edition of Essentials of Ecology include: ∗ Dedicated website – study resources and web research questions provide students and instructors with an enhanced, interactive experience of the book www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend ∗ Key Concepts – summarized at the beginning of each chapter ∗ Unanswered questions – highlighted throughout, emphasizing that in ecology, as in any science, we have much left to learn ∗ History boxes – outlining key landmarks in the development of ecology ∗ Quantitative boxes – allowing mathematical aspects of ecology to be explained thoroughly without interrupting the flow of the text ∗ Topical ECOncerns boxes – highlighting ethical, social and political questions in ecology ∗ Review questions – included at the end of each chapter