Plant demography in vegetation succession

Plant demography in vegetation succession

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This book is the synthesis of research on the and preparation of the book. Professor J. B. Falinski and his co-workers substantially helped dynamics of vegetation conducted in the Bialo- in organizing the study area and providing finan- wieia Primeval Forest (North-Eastern Poland), following the first book on this subject published cial support in the course of field work. in 1986 by Dr W. Junk Publishers as volume 8 in I gratefully thank Professor K. Zarzycki for his the Geobotany series [Falinski J. B. (with the unfailing support and help in these long-term assistance of K. Faliriska), Vegatation Dynamics in studies and for financing the studies with the Temperate Lowland Primeval Forests. Ecological grant, CPBP 04.04.B. The final stages of prepara- Studies in Bialowieia ForestJ. Like the first book, tion of this book (graphics and translations) were this one resulted from the work of the Bialowieza financed by the grant CPBP 04.10.07. I am grate- Geobotanical Station of Warsaw University and ful to Professors A. Szujecki and R. Andrzejewski for the administering of the grant.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 14.22mm | 1,430g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • 72 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 210 p. 72 illus.
  • 0792310608
  • 9780792310600

Table of contents

1: Theoretical and Methodical Fundamentals.- 1. Introduction and Aim.- 2. Assumptions and Terminology.- 3. Study Area and Methodological Basis.- 2: Vegetation Dynamics.- 4. Old and Present Diversity of the Reski Range Vegetation.- 5. Sequence of Species.- 6. Course of Secondary Succession.- 3: Biological Mechanisms of Species Turnover.- 7. Individual and Succession.- 8. Plant Traits and Species Turnover.- 9. Role of Species in the Succession Process.- 10. Recapitulation: Succession as a Plant-By-Plant Replacement Process.- 4: Plant Demography and Population Dynamics.- 11. Succession as the Result of Demographic Processes.- 12. Reproduction and Succession.- 13. Population Spatial Structure Dynamics During Succession.- 14. Population Individual-Size Structure in Succession Processes.- 15. Recapitulation: Population Size and Population Changes.- 5 (Synthesis): Population Dynamics and Vegetation Dynamics.- 16. Succession: A Population Process.- 17. Plant Strategies in Secondary Successions.- 18. Mechanisms of Succession.- 19. Spatial Variations.- 20. Return of Forest in Meadows - Causes, Mechanisms, Processes.- Systematic Index.
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