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About this book
About this book
A synthesis of current knowledge of the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. The description and measurement of plant canopy structure G. S. Campbell and J. M. Norman; 2. Absorption of radiation by canopies and stand growth G. Russell; 3. Turbulent transfer in plant canopy M. R. Raupach; 4. Regional interactions between canopies and the atmosphere K. G. McNaughton; 5. Modelling the effects of nitrogen on canopy development and crop growth H. Van Keulen; 6. Canopies as populations J. L. Harper; 7. Diurnal leaf movements and productivity in canopies J. R. Ehleringer and I. N. Forseth; 8. Modules, models and meristems in plant architecture J. R. Porter; 9. Synthesis of canopy processes J. M. Norman; Index.
178 pages, Figs, tabs
Discussion of the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, heliotropism, canopy architecture and modelling processes. Covers a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations. SciTech Book Newsu "...useful to agronomists and others interested in agricultural applications of 'canopy' growth and form." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology "...one of a small number of works that define the starting point for the plant biology of the next decade...To the extent that the book's purpose is to identify the range and introduce some of the research activities at the canopy level, it is very successful. The book is interesting, accessible and timely." American Scientist