ISBN-10:
1119104440
ISBN-13:
9781119104445
Pub. Date:
05/23/2016
Publisher:
Wiley
Autoecology and Ecophysiology of Woody Shrubs and Trees: Concepts and Applications / Edition 1

Autoecology and Ecophysiology of Woody Shrubs and Trees: Concepts and Applications / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781119104445
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Professor Ratikanta Maiti, Visiting Scientist, Forest Science Faculty, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Dr Maiti is a world renowned botanist and plant physiologist. He has published around 500 research papers and more than 30 books on plant science and crops, and has received various international awards.

Dr Humbero Gonzalez Rodriguez, Director, Forest Science Faculty, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.Dr Rodriguez is a renowned plant physiology and author of several books. At UANL he works on various aspects of ecophysiology, with special reference to abiotic stress resistance. He has published more than 150 research papers.

Dr Natalya Sergeevna Ivanova, Senior Scientist, Botanical Garden of Ural Branch RAS, Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia. Dr Ivanova is a botanist and forester, and has researched the diversity of forest types and dynamics of forest vegetation in the Urals (Russia) since 1991. She has studied patterns of natural and anthropogenic dynamics of forest vegetation in the mountains of South and Middle Urals, carrying out complex forest geobotanical researches. In 2012 she was awarded the Medal of the VI Vernadsky for success in the development of national science by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

List of contributors ix

1 Background 1

Part I:

2 Autoccology 15

3 Vegetation and biodiversity 25

4 Case study: A trip to regions of biodiversity and rainforest in Riviera Maya 31

5 Plant traits 42

6 Leal traits 74

7 Wood characteristics 83

8 Phenology 111

9 Phenology, morphology and variability in pollen viability of four woody species (Cordia boissieri, Parkinsonia texana, P. aculeata and Leucophyllum frutescens) exposed to environmental temperature, north-eastern Mexico 124

10 Pollen biology and plant productivity: A review 133

11 Seed characteristics 158

12 Tree mortality 162

13 Plant traits related to the productivity of trees 168

Part II:

14 Ecophysiology 181

15 Research advances in plant ecophysiology 190

16 Carbon capture, carbon sequestration and carbon fixation 199

17 Plant nutrients 220

18 Litterfall and forest productivity 238

19 Nutrient cycling 244

20 Plant water relations and forest productivity 248

21 Cold tolerance of trees 261

22 Heat stress tolerance of trees 266

23 Seed characteristics, seed dormancy, germination and plant propagation 270

24 Root growth 278

25 Features of boreal forest in Russia: A special study 285

26 Case study: Autoecology, biodiversity and adaptive characteristics of Prosopis in the Arizona region 312

Appendix 1 Leaf Morphology 325

Index 333

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