The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

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Focusing on the oft-overlooked herbaceous layer of eastern forests, this volume combines perspectives from different levels of biological organization (ecophysiology to ecosystems) and forest types (from the eastern boreal forest to southeastern pine forests) into a synthesis of our knowledge of the ecology of this important forest layer. This is the first book of its kind to synthesize information concerning herbaceous layer structure, composition, and dynamics of a variety of forest ecosystem types in eastern North America. With over 1,200 references cited in the 14 chapters, this book represents the most comprehensive review of literature on the ecology of the herbaceous layer.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 164.08 x 239.78 x 28.7mm | 865g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195140885
  • 9780195140880

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction
Nutrient Relations of the Herbaceous Layer
The Herbaceous Layer in Deciduous Forests
Biotic and Abiotic Influences on the Herbaceous Layer
Population Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer
The Herbaceous Layer of Eastern Old-growth Deciduous Forests
Habitat Heterogenity and Maintenance of Species in Understory Communities
Interactions Between the Herbaceous Layer and Overstory Canopy of Eastern Forests
Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Herbaceous Layer Communities on the North Carolina Piedmont
Composition and Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer in the Boreal Forest of Quebec
The Herbaceous Layer as a Filter of Forest Tree Regeneration
Invasions of Forests in the Eastern United States
Response of the Herbaceous Layer to Disturbance in Easter Forests
The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous Layer
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Review quote

"The useful contribution to the study of a complex and rapidly changing region which we tend (mistakenly) to think of as well known." -- Rhodora - Journal of the New England Botanical Club
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