Components of productivity of Mediterranean-climate regions Basic and applied aspects: Proceedings of the International symposium on photosynthesis, primary production and biomass utilization in Mediterranean-type ecosystems, held in Kassandra / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Table of ContentsOne: Leaf Morphology.- 1. An overview.- 2. Morphological and physiological responses of the Mediterranean evergreen sclerophyll, Ceratonia siliqua, to different light intensities.- 3. Leaf longevity in Mediterranean evergreen sclerophylls.- 4. Leaf structural diversity in Mediterranean evergreen sclerophylls.- 5. Ultrastructural aspects of secretory trichomes in Cistus monspeliensis.- Two: Photosynthesis and Allocation.- 6. An overview.- 7. Leaf age effects on the carbon gain of individual leaves in relation to microsite.- 8. Nutrient and environmental controls on carbon flux in Mediterranean shrubs from California.- 9. Midday stomatal closure in Arbutus unedo leaves.- 10. Annual variation of photosynthesis of the olive tree under different watering conditions.- 11. Adaptive responses of leaf water potential, C02-gas exchange and water use efficiency of Olea europaea during drying and rewatering.- 12. Some adaptive photosynthetic characteristics of a sun plant (Ceratonia siliqua) and a shade plant (Coffea arabica).- 13. The effect of S02 on photosynthesis and stomatal behavior of Mediterranean-climate shrubs and trees.- 14. Photosynthetic characteristics and environmental control in some grapevine cultivars.- 15. Carbon allocation to root systems in Mediterranean evergreen sclerophylls.- 16. Changes of storage lipids, fatty acids and carbohydrates in vegetative parts of Mediterranean evergreen sclerophylls during one year.- Three: Stand Productivity.- 17. An overview.- 18. Biomass and productivity of a Pinus pinea L. stand.- 19. Biomass structure and utilization of the natural vegetation in the winter rainfall region of South Africa.- 20. The effects of fire intensity, aspect and substrate on postfire growth of Californian coastal sage scrub.- 21. Producers and the fire cycle in a phryganic ecosystem.- 22. Productivity and nutritional responses of Chamaebatia foliolosa (Rosaceae) to seasonal burning.- 23. Biomass, productivity and succession in the scrub of the Donana biological reserve in southwest Spain.- 24. Species structure and productivity in grasslands of northern Greece.- Four: Biomass Utilization.- 25. An overview.- 26. Biomass and net primary productivity of Portuguese forests.- 27. Utilizations of Mediterranean forest biomass for making energy and organics.- 28. Biomass yield of short-rotation Platanus species in Greece.- 29. Maquis biomass for energy; costs and benefits.- 30. Conversion of biomass into energy and chemicals by thermolytic methods.- Five: Plant and Stand Environment.- 31. An overview.- 32. Low temperature effects on Mediterranean sclerophylls: An unconventional viewpoint.- 33. Light and energy environments of chaparral and matorral in southern California and central Chile.- 34. Temperature germination responses in three Mediterranean evergreen sclerophylls.