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Covers a wide range of topics, including genetic variation in life history traits, modularity, resource and sex allocation, effects of pathogens and herbivores on life history traits, evolution of dispersal, senescence, and important methods used in plant life history research.
List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Modularity and Plant Life Histories; T. Vuorisalo, P. Mutikainen. 2. Modelling and Measuring Plant Life Histories; J. Ehrlen. 3. Fitness Interactions among Plants: Optimal Defence and Evolutionary Game Theory; J. Tuomi, et al. 4. Genetic Variation in Life-History Traits: Heritability Estimates within and Genetic Differentiation among Populations; S.J. Mazer, G. LeBuhn. 5. Resource Allocation, Trade-Offs, and Reproductive Effort in Plants; E.G. Reekie. 6. Phenological and Developmental Costs of Male Sex Function in Hermaphroditic Plants; V.M. Eckhart, J. Seger. 7. Evolution of Plant Dispersal; O. Eriksson, K. Kiviniemi. 8. Senescence in Plants; B. Pedersen. 9. Pathogens and Plant Life Histories; K. Clay, W. van der Putten. 10. Impact of Herbivore Tolerance and Resistance on Plant Life Histories; K. Lehtila. Glossary. Index.