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Vegetation Ecology
     

Vegetation Ecology

by Eddy van der Maarel, Janet Franklin
 

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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:

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    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)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781118452486
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    10/24/2012
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    576
    File size:
    12 MB
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    What People are Saying About This

    From the Publisher
    “This is an excellent compilation of papers presenting concepts of vegetation ecology… It covers the more important concepts delving deeper into [the subject]… and does a great job of applying general ecologic principles to vegetation.” Professor Evert Brown, Casper College

    “This edited volume by Van der Maarel is a significant contribution to the field of ecology and will be particularly important to individuals studying plant community processes” Professor Elise Pendall, University of Wyoming.

    "I have looked over Eddy's outline for a multi-authored text on vegetation ecology. I think there is little doubt that there is an open niche for a textbook in this area. Also, Eddy has the background, insight and connections to produce a book that is both modern and comprehensive. The authors he has selected are generally strong and appropriate. I must start out with a strong affirmation that it is a good idea to work with Eddy on this project." Professor Robert Peet, University of Northern Carolina

    "This is a book that is likely to supply answers to tough or detailed questions for many years to come and should be in every library." BES Bulletin, June 2005

    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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