Functional Plant Ecology

2nd Edition

Francisco Pugnaire, Fernando Valladares

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CRC Press
Published June 20, 2007
Reference - 744 Pages - 2 Color & 145 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420007626 - CAT# E7488
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

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Summary

Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition remains the most authoritative resource in this multidisciplinary field. Extensively revised and updated, this book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum. It features the ecology and evolution of plant crowns and addresses approaches to generalization in functional plant ecology, including the species-sampling problem, plant ecology strategy schemes, and phylogeny.

The book follows a bottom-up approach, from the more specific, detailed studies focusing on plant organs to the broadest ecosystem approaches. It offers the latest findings and research breakthroughs in plant ecology, as well as consideration of classic topics in environmental science and ecology. A wide-ranging compendium, the book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum, from the leaf to the ecosystem levels.