574 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
This thoroughly revised and updated book is now in full colour and augmented by many new illustrations and references. Brighter than ever, "The Ecology of Plants" covers a range of topics that you might find in a general ecology textbook, but with the focus on the interactions between plants and their environment over a range of scales. Throughout the text, human environmental influences are discussed, as well as the importance of evolutionary and other historical processes for current ecology.
The Science of Plant Ecology - PART I: THE INDIVIDUAL AND ITS ENVIRONMENT - Photosynthesis and the Light Environment - Water Relations and Energy Balance - Soils, Mineral Nutrition, and Belowground Interactions - PART II: POPULATIONS AND EVOLUTION - Population Structure, Growth, and Decline - Processes of Evolution - Natural Selection - Growth and Reproduction of Individuals - Plant Growth - Plant Life Histories - PART III: PLANT COMMUNITIES - Community Properties - Competition and Other Interactions among Plants - Herbivory and Plant-Pathogen Interactions - Disturbance and Succession - Local Abundance, Diversity, and Rarity - PART IV: FROM ECOSYSTEMS TO LANDSCAPES - Ecosystem Processes - Communities in Landscapes - Landscape Ecology - PART V: GLOBAL PATTERNS AND PROCESSES - Climate and Physiognomy - Biomes - Regional and Global Diversity - Paleoecology - Global Change: Humans and Plants - Appendix: A Statistics Primer
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JESSICA GUREVITCH is Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. She earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics) at Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. SAMUEL M. SCHEINER is currently working for the U.S. federal government. Previously he was on the faculties of Arizona State University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Arizona. He earned his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D., all in Biology, from the University of Chicago.