The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests: A Plant and Pollination Miscellany

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Overview

The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests provides an overview of pollination in Australian rainforests,
especially subtropical rainforests. It also examines the plant–pollinator relationships found in rainforests worldwide.

The Flowering of Australia's Rainforests progresses through introductory and popular sections that cover pollination in lore and legend; plant and flower evolution and development; and the role and function of color, fragrance and form. Later chapters deal with breeding systems; mimicry; spatial, temporal and structural influences on plant–pollinator interactions; and a discussion and overview of floral syndromes. The book concludes with a section on conservation and fragmentation, and individual plant pollination case studies.

Illustrated with color photographs of major species, this reference work will be treasured by field naturalists, ecologists, conservation biologists, botanists, ecosystem managers, environmentalists, community groups and individuals involved in habitat restoration, students, and those with a broad interest in natural history.

Key features
• Significantly, it has a focus on subtropical rainforests; this has not been attempted in previous books
• Draws heavily on the authors’ own published research and fieldwork experience
• Addresses many aspects of rainforest ecosystem dynamics, phylogeny, plant reproductive ecology and vegetation history; often placing pollination relationships in a worldwide context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780643097612
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Adam is a botanist, plant geographer and ecologist, and received his PhD from Cambridge University. He holds a senior academic position with the University of New South Wales, and was awarded membership in the general division of the Order of Australia in recognition of his contributions to science, biodiversity conservation and science education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales and received the Gold Medal of the Ecological Society of Australia. Paul has particular research interests in wetlands and rainforest.

Geoff Williams is a pollination ecologist and conservation biologist, with an additional background in entomology and invertebrate biogeography. He received a PhD from the University of New South Wales, is a Research Associate with the Australian Museum (Sydney), and has particular interests in the pollination of rainforest plants, ecosystem management and forest rehabilitation. He has received a number of awards for contributions to entomology and rainforest regeneration, and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for research into Australia’s biodiversity, and habitat restoration.

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