Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology

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This completely updated and revised second edition provides a unique and up-to-date treatment of all aspects of plant ecology, making it an ideal textbook and reference work for students, researchers and practitioners.

More than 500 high-quality images and drawings, mostly in colour, aid readers' understanding of various key topics, while the clear structure and straightforward style make it user friendly and particularly useful for students. Written by leading experts, it offers authoritative information, including relevant references.

While Plant Ecology primarily addresses graduate students in biology and ecology, it is also a valuable resource for post-graduate students and researchers in botany, environmental sciences and landscape ecology, as well as all those whose study or work touches on agriculture, forestry, land use, and landscape management.

Key Topics:

- Molecular ecophysiology (molecular stress physiology: light, temperature, oxygen deficiency, water deficit (drought), unfavorable soil mineral conditions, biotic stress)

- Physiological and biophysical plant ecology (ecophysiology of plants: thermal balance, water, nutrient, carbon relations)

- Ecosystem ecology (characteristics of ecosystems, approaches how to study and how to model terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems)

- Community ecology and biological diversity (development of plant communities in time and space, interactions between plants and plant communities with the abiotic and the biotic environment, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning)

- Global ecology (global biogeochemical cycles, Dynamic Global Vegetation Models, global change and terrestrial ecosystems)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 926 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 38.1mm | 2,614g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2019
  • 427 Tables, color; 527 Illustrations, color; 53 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 926 p. 580 illus., 527 illus. in color.
  • 3662562316
  • 9783662562314
  • 1,278,444

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This completely updated and revised second edition provides a unique and up-to-date treatment of all aspects of plant ecology, making it an ideal textbook and reference work for students, researchers and practitioners.

More than 500 high-quality images and drawings, mostly in colour, aid readers' understanding of various key topics, while the clear structure and straightforward style make it user friendly and particularly useful for students. Written by leading experts, it offers authoritative information, including relevant references.

While Plant Ecology primarily addresses graduate students in biology and ecology, it is also a valuable resource for post-graduate students and researchers in botany, environmental sciences and landscape ecology, as well as all those whose study or work touches on agriculture, forestry, land use, and landscape management.

Key Topics:

- Molecular ecophysiology (molecular stress physiology: light, temperature, oxygen deficiency, water deficit (drought), unfavorable soil mineral conditions, biotic stress)

- Physiological and biophysical plant ecology (ecophysiology of plants: thermal balance, water, nutrient, carbon relations)

- Ecosystem ecology (characteristics of ecosystems, approaches how to study and how to model terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems)

- Community ecology and biological diversity (development of plant communities in time and space, interactions between plants and plant communities with the abiotic and the biotic environment, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning)

- Global ecology (global biogeochemical cycles, Dynamic Global Vegetation Models, global change and terrestrial ecosystems)
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Table of contents

Introduction.- General Themes of Molecular Stress Physiology.- Light.- Temperature.- Oxygen Deficiency.- Water Deficiency (Drought).- Adverse Soil Mineral Availability.- Biotic Stress.- Thermal Balance of Plants and Plant Communities.- Water Relations.- Nutrient Relations.- Carbon Relations.- Ecosystem Characteristics.- Approaches to Study Terrestrial Ecosystems.- Approaches to Model Processes at the Ecosystem Level.- Biogeochemical Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems.- Development of Plant Communities in Time.- Spatial Distribution of Plants and Plant Communities.- Interactions between Plants, Plant Communities and the Abiotic and Biotic Environment.- Biodiversity.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles.- Dynamic Global Vegetation Models.- Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems.
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About Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Ernst-Detlef Schulze Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Jena, Germany

dschulze@bgc-jena.mpg.de



Erwin Beck

University of Bayreuth

Department of Plant Physiology

Bayreuth, Germany

erwin.beck@uni-bayreuth.de



Nina Buchmann

ETH Zurich

Institute of Agricultural Science

Zurich, Switzerland

nina.buchmann@usys.ethz.ch





Stephan Clemens

University of Bayreuth

Department of Plant Physiology

Bayreuth, Germany

stephan.clemens@uni-bayreuth.de



Klaus Muller-Hohenstein

University of Bayreuth

Department of Biogeography

Bayreuth, Germany

kumueho@t-online.de



Michael Scherer-Lorenzen

University of Freiburg

Institute of Biology II

Freiburg, Germany

michael.scherer@biologie.uni-freiburg.de
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