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Dynamics of Weed Populations

By: Roger Cousens and Martin Mortimer

300 pages, 120 line illus, 29 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #47140 | ISBN: 0521499690
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #47141 | ISBN: 0521496497
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The ecological basis for weed management provides the keynote for this book. It describes how weed populations increase in abundance and how they spread. It introduces agricultural scientists to ecological principles, and plant ecologists to weeds. Although it focuses on agricultural weeds, it is also of interest to conservationists.

'... most timely and laudable ... as a review of weed population ecology, it is very valuable ... understandable and insightful ... Cousens and Mortimer have provided a springboard for fresh thinking.' Nicholas Jordan, Trends in Ecology and Evolution '... stimulating and of value'. R. W. Snaydon, Journal of Agricultural Science


Preface; 1. Weed population dynamics/the framework; 2. The dynamics of geographic range expansion; 3. Dispersal within and between populations; 4. Processes involved in the regulation of density; 5. The intrinsic dynamics of population density; 6. Extrinsic factors affecting population density; 7. The spatial dynamics of weed populations; 8. The evolution of herbicide resistance; 9. Weed population dynamics/synthesis and prognosis; References; Index.

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