Bringing together reasons for why and where weeds occur and the ecological importance of weed management, this updated edition provides an in-depth study of plant ecology, with greater coverage of invasive plant biology and more concise statistics.
1. Introduction to Invasion Ecology
2. The Distribution and Abundance of Populations
3. The Structure and Dynamics of Populations
4. Sexual Reproduction
5. Asexual Reproduction
6. From Seed to Seedling
7. Growing Up, Getting Old and Dying
9. Herbivory, Parasitism, and Mutualism
10. Basic Community Concepts and Diversity
11. Community Dynamics: Succession and Assembly
12. Landscape Scales and Invasive Species
13. Molecular Ecology: Applications for Invasive Plants
14. Plant Invasions: A Synthesis
As an undergraduate text [the book] does a superb job of traversing the wide expanse of ecology... several chapters should be key components of any course on understanding weed ecology - Biological Invasions"