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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
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  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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: 1973
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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.

Agroecology

Agroecology

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems

  • Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849328459
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3781
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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.

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
  • View: 3410
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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 --

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Genetics, Ecology and Management

  • Author: Ariel E. Lugo,Mildred Alayón
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387988378
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 433
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Big-Leaf Mahogany is the most important commercial timber species of the tropics. This book reports on vital research on the ecology of big -leaf mahogany, including genetic variations, regeneration, natural distribution patterns and the silvicutural and trade implications for the tree.

Plants, Man, and the Ecosystem: Second Edition: Fundamentals of Botany Series

Plants, Man, and the Ecosystem: Second Edition: Fundamentals of Botany Series

  • Author: W. D. Billings
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Pigs for the Ancestors

Pigs for the Ancestors

Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People, Second Edition

  • Author: Roy A. Rappaport
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478610026
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 501
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This influential work is the most important and widely cited book ever published in ecological anthropology. It is a classic case study of human ecology in a tribal society, the role of culture (especially ritual) in local and regional resource management, negative feedback, and the application of systems theory to an anthropological population. It is considered a major work of theory, yet it is also empirically grounded in Rappaports meticulous collection of quantitative and qualitative data on such material matters as diet and energy expenditure, as well as such mental-cognitive-ideational domains as myth and folk taxonomies. Rappaports tour de force is a recognized classic because it contributes in so many ways to anthropological theory, ethnographic methodology, ecological anthropology, and the anthropology of religion. This enlarged edition offers a carefully reasoned, empirically focused reassessment of Rappaports original study in the context of ongoing theoretical and methodological problems.

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Second Edition

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Second Edition

  • Author: Frank R. Spellman
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420075306
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 872
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Hailed on its initial publication as a real-world, practical handbook, the second edition of Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations continues to make the same basic point: water and wastewater operators must have a basic skill set that is both wide and deep. They must be generalists, well-rounded in the sciences, cyber operations, math operations, mechanics, technical concepts, and common sense. With coverage that spans the breadth and depth of the field, the handbook explores the latest principles and technologies and provides information necessary to prepare for licensure exams. Expanded from beginning to end, this second edition provides a no-holds-barred look at current management issues and includes the latest security information for protecting public assets. It presents in-depth coverage of management aspects and security needs and a new chapter covering the basics of blueprint reading. The chapter on water and wastewater mathematics has tripled in size and now contains an additional 200 problems and 350 math system operational problems with solutions. The manual examines numerous real-world operating scenarios, such as the intake of raw sewage and the treatment of water via residual management, and each scenario includes a comprehensive problem-solving practice set. The text follows a non-traditional paradigm based on real-world experience and proven parameters. Clearly written and user friendly, this revision of a bestseller builds on the remarkable success of the first edition. This book is a thorough compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends.

The Rhizosphere

The Rhizosphere

Biochemistry and Organic Substances at the Soil-Plant Interface, Second Edition

  • Author: Roberto Pinton,Zeno Varanini,Paolo Nannipieri
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420005585
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 472
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In the rhizosphere, exudates from plants and microorganisms as well as stable soil organic matter influence processes that can control plant growth, microbial infections, and nutrient uptake. As the chemistry and biochemistry of these substances becomes more and more clear, their study promises to shed light on the complex interactions between plant and soil microflora. Maintaining the interdisciplinary approach of the first edition, The Rhizosphere: Biochemistry and Organic Substances at the Soil-Plant Interface, Second Edition summarizes information on soil science, agronomy, plant nutrition, plant physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry to provide a comprehensive and updated overview of the most recent advances in the field. Revised and expanded, the second edition presents new information on areas that are only recently gaining importance for understanding the complex biochemistry of the soil-microbe-plant interaction. New topics include the role of nutrient availability in regulating root morphology and architecture, the involvement of root membrane activities in determining and responding to the nutritional conditions in the rhizosphere, molecular signals between root-root and root-microbe, and gene flow and the evolution of rhizosphere organisms and their coevolution with plants. The book also covers mathematical modeling and methodological approaches to the study of the rhizosphere. Information in all chapters derives from a molecular approach which contributes to a better understanding of the biochemical processes occurring at the plant-soil interface. Drawing on the expertise of pioneers in the field, The Rhizosphere: Biochemistry and Organic Substances at the Soil-Plant Interface, Second Edition contributes to the vigorous interchange between rhizosphere biochemistry and molecular biology to provide the most current information and stimulate further interest and research on this fascinating topic.

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

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: N.A
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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.