Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems / Edition 2

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Bringing together reasons for why and where weeds occur and the ecological importance of weed management, this updated edition (previously entitled Weed Ecology) provides an in-depth study of plant ecology with greater coverage of invasive plant biology and more concise statistics. In a new, larger format, printed in two colors, and illustrated throughout with figures, tables and case studies, it is an essential text for students in plant ecology, agriculture and horticulture.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I wholeheartedly recommend this book to students in plant biology and ecology in general and weed science in particular. It is also a useful resource for professionals working on invasive plants as it provides information on key principles explaining successful invasions, in a comprehensive and yet concise and attractive manner."

Praise for the first edition:
"As an undergraduate text [the book] does a superb job of traversing the wide expanse of ecology... several chapters should be key components of any course on understanding weed ecology."

"The information is provided in short chapters, which are very well written, have their own comprehensive reference lists, and contain many excellent examples from around the world. The book will be an extremely valuable textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying weed science and agriculture."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845936051
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Modular Texts Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,181,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara D. Booth is at the University of Guelph.

Stephen D. Murphy is at the University of Guelph.

Clarence J. Swanton is at the University of Guelph.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Invasion Ecology
2. The Distribution and Abundance of Populations
3. The Structure and Dynamics of Populations
4. Sexual Reproduction
5. Asexual Reproduction
6. From Seed to Seedling
7. Growing Up, Getting Old and Dying
8. Competition
9. Herbivory, Parasitism, and Mutualism
10. Basic Community Concepts and Diversity
11. Community Dynamics: Succession and Assembly
12. Landscape Scales and Invasive Species
13. Molecular Ecology: Applications for Invasive Plants
14. Plant Invasions: A Synthesis

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