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The Plant Sciences, Volume 8: Ecology and the Environment

  • Explores how organisms, populations, species, communities and ecosystems function and interact
  • Builds foundations for understanding plant ecology by making connections from smaller to larger scales of ecological organization
  • Identifies environmental threats to ecological systems and future research needs
  • Considers plant biology from the perspective of plants and their surrounding environment, as part of a ten volume series

Series: The Plant Sciences Volume: 8

By: Russell K Monson(Editor)

659 pages, 105 colour & 91 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jan 2015 | #205713 | ISBN-13: 9781461475002
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About this book

The aim of The Plant Sciences is to produce the world's most comprehensive reference in plant sciences. The Plant Sciences will be published both in print and online; the online text will be regularly updated to enable the reference to remain a useful authoritative resource for decades to come. The aim is to provide a sustainable superstructure on which can be built further volumes as plant science evolves.

The first edition will contain ten volumes, with approximately 20-30 chapters per volume. The target audience for the initial ten volumes will be upper-division undergraduates, as well as graduate students and practitioners looking for an entry into a particular topic. The Encyclopedia will provide both background and essential information in plant biology. Topics will include plant genetics, genomics, biochemistry, natural products, proteins, cell biology, development, reproduction, physiology, ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity, and applications, including crop improvement and non-food applications.


- Plant–Environment Interactions Across Multiple Scales
- Plant Biodiversity and Population Dynamics
- Assembly of Plant Communities
- Plant Pollination and Dispersal
- Plant Phenotypic Expression in Variable Environments
- Evolutionary Ecology of Chemically Mediated Plant-Insect Interactions
- Plant-Microbe Interactions
- Patterns and Controls of Terrestrial Primary Production in a Changing World
- Ecology of Tropical Rain Forests
- Ecology of Temperate Forests
- Plants in Deserts
- Plants in Alpine Environments
- Plants in Arctic Environments
- Grassland Ecology
- Coastal Wetland Ecology and Challenges for Environmental Management
- Near-Coastal Seagrass Ecosystems
- Ecology of Marine Phytoplankton
- Plants in Changing Environmental Conditions of the Anthropocene
- Plant Influences on Atmospheric Chemistry
- Biofuel Development from Cellulosic
- Plant Ecology and Sustainability Science

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