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Plant Ecology by Mick Crawley
Book DescriptionPlant ecology is the scientific study of the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of plants. This benchmark text, extremely well received in its first edition, shows how pattern and structure at different levels of plant organization----from ecophysiology through population dynamics to community structure and ecosystem function----are influenced by abiotic factors (eg, climate and soils) and by biotic factors (eg, competition and herbivory). Adopting a dynamic approach, this book combines descriptive text with theoretical models and experimental data. It will be invaluable reading for both student and practising ecologist alike. In this second edition, the structure of the book has been completely revised, moving from the small scale to the large scale, in keeping with contemporary teaching methods. This fresh approach allows consideration of several new and important topics such as plant secondary chemistry, herbivory, sex, and breeding systems. Additional chapters address topical applied issues in plant ecology including global warming, pollution and biodiversity.* The latest edition of a very widely adopted textbook* Written by a team of leading experts and edited by an international authority in the field
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780632036394
(246mm x 171mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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