By: Neil Willey(Author)
390 pages, b/w photos, 216 colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Environmental Plant Physiology focuses on the physiology of plant-environment interactions, revealing plants as the key terrestrial intersection of the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. It provides a contemporary understanding of the topic by focusing on some of humankind's fundamental biological, agricultural and environmental challenges. Its chapters identify thirteen key environmental variables, grouping them into resources, stressors and pollutants, and leading the reader through how they challenge plants and how plants respond at molecular, physiological, whole plant and ecological levels. The importance of taking account of spatial and temporal dimensions of environmental change in order to understand plant function is emphasised. Environmental Plant Physiology uses a mixture of ecological, environmental and agricultural examples throughout in order to provide a holistic view of the topic suitable for a contemporary student audience. Each chapter uses a novel stress response hierarchy to integrate plant responses across spatial and temporal scales in an easily digestible framework.
1. Contexts, Perspectives, and Principles
3. Carbon Dioxide
7. Essential and Beneficial Elements
10. Soil pH
12. Inorganic Toxins
13. Organic Toxins
14. Air Pollutants
15. Synopsis and Outlook
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