Plant Resource Allocation / Edition 1

Plant Resource Allocation / Edition 1

by Fakhri A. Bazzaz
     
 

Plants carry on many independent functions simultaneously-they absorb different nutrients, they convert light into stored energy, they grow, and they reproduce. Plants do not perform these function passively. Resources must be apportioned or allocated, according to conflicting schedules and priorities, to each of these and other activities. This book is an

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Overview

Plants carry on many independent functions simultaneously-they absorb different nutrients, they convert light into stored energy, they grow, and they reproduce. Plants do not perform these function passively. Resources must be apportioned or allocated, according to conflicting schedules and priorities, to each of these and other activities. This book is an exploration of the latest insights into the theory and functioning of plant resource allocation. An international team of ecologists has prepared chapters devoted to the fundamental topics of resource allocation. Anyone interested in plant ecology, physiological ecology, crop science, and related disciplines in plant and environmental sciences will want this important reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120834907
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Series:
Physiological Ecology Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

F.A. Bazzaz, Allocation of Resources.
H. Poorter and R. Villar, The Fate of Acquired Carbon in Plants.
H. Heilmeier, M. Erhard, and E.-D. Schulze, Biomass Allocation and Water Use under Arid Conditions.
M.Gerber, M.A. Watson, and H. de Kroon, Organ Preformation, Development, and Resource Allocation in Perennial Plants.
R.M. Sibly and J.F.V. Vincent, Optimality Approaches to Resource Allocation in Woody Tissues.
M.J. Hutchings, Resource Allocation Patterns and Their Consequences for Growth.
E.G. Reekie, Tradeoffs between Reproduction and Growth Influence Time of Reproduction.
P.G.L. Klinkhamer and T.J. de Long, Size-Dependent Allocation to Male and Female Reproduction.
D. Ackerly, Allocation, Leaf Display and Growth in Fluctuating Light Environments.
M. Lerdau and J. Gershenzon, Allocation Theory and Chemical Defense.
J. Grace, Towards Models of Resource Allocation by Plants.
Subject Index.

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