Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests / Edition 1

Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0412443902
ISBN-13:
9780412443909
Pub. Date:
05/31/1992
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
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Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests / Edition 1

Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about issues such as the greenhouse effect, acid precipitation, the greening of cities and agroforestry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780412443909
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/31/1992
Edition description: 1992
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Primary production: the autotrophs. Reproductive strategies of woodland plants. Soils, climate and zonation. Forest change. The herbivore subsystem and the exploitation of living autotrophs. Community change and stability. Decomposition and renewal. Energy and nutrients. Working forests. Contemporary problems and the future of forests. Epilogue. Further reading. References. Index.

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