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

Chapter 9 Functional Attributes in MediterraneanType Ecosystems
Diversity and Function of Dominant LifeForms
Chapter 11 Plant Diversity in Tropical Forests
Chapter 12 Arctic Ecology
Chapter 13 Plant Life in Antarctica
Chapter 22 Ecological Applications of Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales
The Species Sampling Problem Plant Ecology Strategy Schemes and Phylogeny
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