Vegetation Ecology

Overview

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Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, integrated account of plant communities and their environments. Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, the second edition of this book:

  • covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics, diversity, biotic interactions and ...
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Overview

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology.

Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, integrated account of plant communities and their environments. Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, the second edition of this book:

  • covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics, diversity, biotic interactions and distribution of plant communities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations;
  • reviews modern developments in vegetation ecology in a historical perspective;
  • presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology while integrating population ecology, dispersal biology, soil biology,
  • ecosystem ecology and global change studies;
  • tackles applied aspects of vegetation ecology, including management of communities and invasive species;
  • includes new chapters addressing the classification and mapping of vegetation, and the significance of plant functional types

Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plant ecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation. Vegetation Ecology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will be welcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the world over.

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“Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (Choice, 1 October 2013)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444338898
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eddy van der Maarel is a vegetation ecologist and has made a major contribution to the amalgamation of Anglo-American and European approaches in vegetation science. He is one the founding editors of the Journal of Vegetation Science. He is a member of the Royal Academies of Science of The Netherlands and Sweden and a honorary member of the British Ecological Society, the International Association of Vegetation Science and several other societies.

Janet Franklin (Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University) is a vegetation scientist and landscape ecologist trained in geography and ecology. She is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science. She, like Eddy, is particularly interested in vegetation dynamics in response to natural and human disturbance, and the application of vegetation science in nature conservation and planning.

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Table of Contents

1 Vegetation ecology - an overview 1
2 Vegetation and environment : discontinuities and continuities 52
3 Vegetation and ecosystems 85
4 Vegetation types and their broad-scale distribution 106
5 Clonal plants in the community 129
6 Plant dispersal potential and its relation to species frequency and co-existence 147
7 Vegetation dynamics 172
8 Diversity and ecosystem function 199
9 Species interactions structuring plant communities 238
10 Terrestrial plant-herbivore interactions : integrating across multiple determinants and trophic levels 265
11 Interaction between higher plants and soil-dwelling organisms 286
12 Vegetation conservation, management and restoration 309
13 Plant invasions and invasibility of plant communities 332
14 Vegetation ecology and global change 356
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