Functional Plant Ecology

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Francisco Pugnaire, Fernando Valladares
CRC Press, Jun 20, 2007 - Nature - 744 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Methods in Comparative Functional Ecology
1
The Ecological Success of Poikilohydrous Autotrophs
7
Chapter 3 Ecological Significance of Inherent Variation in Relative Growth Rate and Its Components
67
From Design Rules to Light Capture and Performance
101
Chapter 5 Structure and Function of Root Systems
151
Chapter 6 Water Relations and Hydraulic Architecture
175
Chapter 7 Responses of Plants to Heterogeneous Light Environments
213
Chapter 8 Acquisition Use and Loss of Nutrients
259
Chapter 14 Facilitation in Plant Communities
435
Competition
457
Beyond a Binary Vision
481
Mating Systems and Pollination
515
Chapter 18 Seed and Seedling Ecology
549
Effects on Ecosystem Functioning
581
From Cell to Community
601
Chapter 21 Canopy Photosynthesis Modeling
627

Chapter 9 Functional Attributes in MediterraneanType Ecosystems
285
Diversity and Function of Dominant LifeForms
313
Chapter 11 Plant Diversity in Tropical Forests
351
Chapter 12 Arctic Ecology
369
Chapter 13 Plant Life in Antarctica
389
Chapter 22 Ecological Applications of Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales
655
The Species Sampling Problem Plant Ecology Strategy Schemes and Phylogeny
685
Index
705
Back cover
727
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