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Kunstlicht nekt nachtvlinders \ Resource : weekblad voor Wageningen UR [Article]
Kleis, R. \ 2018
agricultural colleges - universities - veluwe - gelderland -

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De toenemende hoeveelheid kunstlicht ’s nachts is funest voor nachtvlinders die op het licht afkomen. Dat blijkt uit Wagenings onderzoek onder leiding van Frank van Langevelde van Resource Ecology en Michiel Wallis de Vries van Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation.

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Rare and exotic orchids : their nature and cultural significance [Monograph]
Schiff, Joel L.. \ 2018
Orchids

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Comprising some 28,000 different species, orchids are by far the largest flowering plant family on Earth. Every year, new species are being uncovered in the wild or created by humans, and so this number has only continued to blossom. This book is intended for those who wish to learn about the multifaceted nature of this amazing plant. It covers many different aspects of orchid study, from its cultural history to its evolutionary development and from its first discoveries to ongoing scientific research. No matter your specialty or level of orchid expertise, you can find in this book new and fascinating facts and stories that will make you gasp, laugh, and read on. Through the many exotic and beautiful pictures permeating these pages, you will come to know something of the infinite diversity of this plant family and at last learn why so many orchid growers and fanatics have embarked on this same endless, flowering path.

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Progress in botany. Vol. 79 [Monograph]
Cánovas, Francisco M. \ Lüttge, Ulrich \ Matyssek, Rainer \ 2018
Biodiversity - Biotic communities - Botanical chemistry - Botany - Life sciences - Plant ecology

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With one volume each year, this series keeps scientists and advanced students informed of the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. The present volume includes reviews on plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, and ecosystems.

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Plant Bioinformatics : Decoding the Phyta [Monograph]
Hakeem, Khalid Rehman \ Malik, Adeel \ Vardar-Sukan, Fazilet \ Öztürk, Münir A. \ 2017

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Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem (PhD) is working as Associate Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, He has obtained his MSc. (Environmental Botany) as well as PhD (Botany) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He has conducted his Post Doctorate research in the fields of plant ecology and plant biotechnological studies from Universiti Putra Malaysia from 2012-2013. Dr. Hakeem has more than Nine years of teaching and research experience in Plant Eco-Physiology, Biotechnology & Molecular biology, Plant Bioinformatics, Plant-Microbe-soil interactions as well as in Environmental sciences. Recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels, Dr. Hakeem has so far edited and authored more than Twenty books with International publishers. He has also to his credit more than 100 research publications in peer reviewed international journals, including 35 book chapters with international publishers. He is also the Editorial board member and reviewer of several high impact international Journals. Dr. Hakeem is currently engaged in studying the plant processes at ecophysiological as well as proteomic levels. Adeel Malik (PhD) is currently working as a Research Professor at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea. He obtained his PhD (2009) from the Dept. of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi, India. During his PhD, he developed computational methods for the prediction of carbohydrate binding sites in proteins using sequence and evolutionary information. He obtained his postdoctoral fellowship from School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul, South Korea (2011-2012). As a part of his research, he investigated plant lectin-carbohydrate interactions via community-based network analysis by using glycan array data. He worked as an Assistant Professor at School of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, South Korea and later at Perdana University Center for Bioinformatics (PU-CBi), Malaysia. His research interests include developing computational methods for studying protein-carbohydrate interactions and applyinging bioinformatics approaches to explore the role of glycogenes in various biological processes. He has published about 19 research articles in high impact journals including 3 book chapters. Prof. Munir Ozturk (PhD, DSc.) was born in Kashmir (1943) and holds PhD+DSc degrees in Ecology & Environmental Sciences from Ege University, Turkey. He is author of over 450 papers on ecological studies as well as biomonitoring in different habitats and is member in the editorial board of as well as reviewer in several journals. Dr. Öztürk has received fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science. He has worked at the University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina using the grant from National Science Foundation, USA; as well as a Consultant Fellow at the Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia and as “Distinguished Visiting Scientist” at the ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan. His fields of scientific interest are; Plant Eco-Physiology; Conservation of Plant Diversity; Biosaline Agriculture and Crops; Pollution, Biomonitoring, Medicinal/Aromatic Plants. The current number of his publications lies around 450. These include over 40 books, nearly 55 book chapters, more than 170 papers in impact factor journals and more than 150 presentations in “National and International Conferences, Workshops, Symposia” and has acted as guest editor for several international journals. Prof. Vardar-Sukan (PhD) is a chemical engineer graduated from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey with aPh.D.in biochemical engineering from University College London, UK. She has 35 years of teaching and research experience and has over150 publications in the fields of scale-up, mass and momentum transfer in bioreactors, re-utilization of agro-industrial waste through bio-industries and R&D & I management and support and nearly 1500 citations. She is the founding head of the Bioengineering Department at Ege University since 2000 and is a pioneer in the field in Turkey. She has been involved in 21 EU supported projects and 27 national and international projects supported by different national, international funds or industry on biotechnology, R&D and innovation support, science and society, either as a coordinator, partner or researcher. She is a refree in numerous scientific journals. She is the holder of Turkish Scientific and Technological Council Incentive award in Bioegineering in 1989 and has three patent applications one of them being a PCT. She is currently the Chair-person of the national Biotechnology Strategy Committee of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of TurkeyIndustry and Technology of Turkey.

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Oaks physiological ecology : exploring the functional diversity of Genus Quercus L [Monograph]
Gil-Pelegrín, Eustaquio \ Peguero-Pina, José Javier \ Sancho-Knapik, Domingo \ 2017
Oak

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Genus Quercus L. (oaks) comprises ca. 400 tree and shrub species with an outstanding role in the vegetation of the Northern Hemisphere. This genus has been culturally and economically linked to humans since millennia. Oaks can be found in very different phytoclimates, from temperate and subtropical forests to mediterranean evergreen woodlands. In parallel, this genus is characterized by a great functional and morphological diversity, with evergreen and sclerophyllous species to winter deciduous, malacophyllous ones. This fact has been food for thought in plant sciences as this book reflects. This book explores this great diversity in 15 chapters, covering the following aspects: - Infrageneric classification and palaeontological records - Functional response of oaks to environmental contrains, such as summer drought or winter cold, with special reference to water transport, gas exchange and photoprotective mechanisms - Functional limitations to growth and regeneration - Incidence of massive decline phenomena throughout the distribution range of oaks and attenuation methods - The perspective of oak forest in the context of Global Change Through the contributions of different field experts, this book aims to serve as a reference of the present knowledge about genus Quercus for researchers and students of biology or forestry.

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Caatinga : the largest tropical dry forest region in South America [Monograph]
Silva, José Maria Cardoso da \ Leal, Inara R. \ Tabarelli, Marcelo \ 2017
Tropical dry forests Brazil - Biodiversity - Tropical dry forests

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This book provides in-depth information on Caatinga’s geographical boundaries and ecological systems, including plants, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. It also discusses the major threats to the region’s socio-ecological systems and includes chapters on climate change and fast and large-scale land-use changes, as well as slow and small-scale changes, also known as chronic human disturbances. Subsequent chapters address sustainable agriculture, conservation systems, and sustainable development. Lastly, the book proposes 10 major actions that could enable the transformation of Caatinga into a place where people and nature can thrive together. “I consider this book an excellent example of how scientists worldwide can mobilize their efforts to propose sound solutions for one of the biggest challenges of modern times, i.e., how to protect the world’s natural ecosystems while improving human well-being. I am sure this book will inspire more research and conservation action in the region and perhaps encourage other groups of scientists to produce similar syntheses about their regions.” Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D. Executive Vice-Chair, Conservation International.

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Advances in genetic enhancement of early and extra-early maize for Sub-Saharan Africa [Monograph]
Badu-Apraku, Baffour \ Fakorede, M. A. B. \ 2017
Corn Breeding - Corn Genetic engineering - Corn Genetics

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The book focuses on the principles and practices of tropical maize improvement with special emphasis on early and extra-early maize to feed the increasing population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights the similarities and differences between results obtained in temperate regions of the world and WCA in terms of corroboration or refutation of genetic principles and theory of maize breeding. The book is expected to be of great interest to maize breeders, advanced undergraduates, graduate students, professors and research scientists in the national and international research institutes all over the world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. It will also serve as a useful reference for agricultural extension and technology transfer systems, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), seed companies and community-based seed enterprises, policy makers, and all those who are interested in generating wealth from agriculture and alleviating hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Plant responses to hyperarid desert environments [Monograph]
Abd El-Ghani, Monier M. \ Huerta-Martínez, Francisco Martín \ Hongyan, Liu \ Qureshi, Rahmatullah \ 2017
Desert ecology - Desert plants - Plants Effect of drought on

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This book provides a comprehensive discussion on plant responses in hyperarid regions of Egypt, China, Mexico, and Pakistan. It describes their location, physiographic features, accidental vegetation along two transects, endangered vegetation species, and human impact, variety of plant types (e.g. climbing, succulent, and parasitic). Studies on biotic and abiotic interactions, plant biodiversity, and soil-plant relationships are also covered. Covering a wide range of plant conditions and adaptations, this book analyzes what happens when plants must endure very high temperatures and aridity. Plants have adapted by evolving their physical structure to store and conserve water. Examples are the absence of leaves which reduces transpiration and the growth of extremely long roots, allowing them to acquire moisture at, or near the water table. Plants in hyperarid habitats have also made behavioral adaptations in order to survive by synchronizing with the seasons of greatest moisture and/or coolest temperatures. For example, desert perennials remain dormant during dry periods of the year, then spring to life when water becomes available. The book includes many color illustrations, and has extensive and up-to-date references for further reading.

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UV-B radiation and plant life : molecular biology to ecology [Monograph]
Jordan, Brian R.. \ 2017
Plant ecology - Plant molecular biology - Plants Effect of ultraviolet radiation on - Ultraviolet radiation
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Biology, productivity and bioenergy of timber-yielding plants : an experimental technology [Monograph]
Heya, Maginot Ngangyo \ Maiti, R. K.. \ Foroughbakhch, Rahim \ Carrillo-Parra, Artemio \ 2017
Woody plants

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Face to the current global energy crisis, there is an urgent necessity of searching for alternatives to fossil fuels, and this book shows how timber is a promising resource for sustainable energy production. Northeast Mexico represents an important forest resource to satisfy the needs of the population in these areas. In order to harness these forest resources, technology for exploring these valuable resources must be developed. These technologies (with special reference to biology and wood technologies) are available in scattered form in a few books but there is no central, comprehensive source for practical forest scientists for adopting efficient forest management, practice, and exploration. This book deals with the characterization of the vegetation, morphology, phenological development, biomass production (leaf, litter, wood), and bioenergy of some timber-yielding species of Northeast Mexico, which will serve as a guide to study timber-yielding plants in the native vegetation of Tamaulipan thornscrub and experimental plantations. This includes morphology, vegetation cover, biomass production in terms of volume leaf biomass, litter, and volume of fire wood and timber. Special emphasis is given to the estimation of bioenergy products and chemical composition (Ph, extractable lignin, and inorganic elements). Large variations exist in vegetation cover, morphology, phenological development, biomass production of leaf and litter, volume of wood and various variable of bioenergy products among the selected species. The maximum production was found in summer and the volume of the harvestable timber was obtained in experimental plantations. This book, therefore, will serve as a practical handbook to characterize timber-yielding plants, which will help to efficiently manage forestry resources.

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The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Volume 1 / [Monograph]
Loidi, Javier \ 2017
Plants

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This book provides a compact, up-to-date and detailed overview of the vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula, a highly diverse part of Europe in the Mediterranean area. Written by a group of experienced researchers, the volume includes a first section with general chapters discussing the climate, the biogeography and the flora, and a second section with detailed descriptions of the 14 regional sectors into which the peninsula and Balearic Islands have been divided. A third section explores special features, such as aquatic vegetation, gypsum and dolomite vegetation, coastal vegetation, mountain flora and vegetation, conservation issues and alien flora.

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Plant-microbe interactions in agro-ecological perspectives. Volume 1, Fundamental mechanisms, methods and functions / [Monograph]
Singh, Dhananjaya Pratap \ Singh, H. B.. \ Prabha, Ratna \ 2017
Agricultural microbiology - Plant-microbe relationships

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This books presents an updated compilation on fundamental interaction mechanisms of microbial communities with the plant roots and rhizosphere (belowground) and leaves and aerial parts (aboveground). Plant rhizopshere recruits its own microbial composition that survive there and help plants grow and develop better under biotic and abiotic conditions. Similar is the case with the beneficial microorganisms which are applied as inoculants with characteristic functions. The mechanism of plant-microbe interactions is interesting phenomenon in biological perspectives with numerous implications in the fields. The First volume focuses on the basic and fundamental mechanisms that have been worked out by the scientific communities taking into account different plant-microbe systems. This includes methods that decipher mechanisms at cellular, physiological, biochemical and molecular levels and the functions that are the final outcome of any beneficial or non-beneficial interactions in crop plants and microbes. Recent advances in this research area is covered in different book chapters that reflect the impact of microbial interactions on soil and plant health, dynamics of rhizosphere microbial communities, interaction mechanisms of microbes with multiple functional attributes, microbiome of contrasting crop production systems (organic vs conventional), mechanisms behind symbiotic and pathogenic interactions, endophytic (bacterial and fungal) interaction and benefits, rhizoplane and endosphere associations, signalling cascades and determinants in rhizosphere, quorum sensing in bacteria and impact on interaction, mycorrhizal interaction mechanisms, induced disease resistance and plant immunization, interaction mechanisms that suppress disease and belowground microbial crosstalk with plant rhizosphere. Methods based on multiphasic and multi-omics approaches were discussed in detail by the authors. Content-wise, the book offers an advanced account on various aspects of plant-microbe interactions and valuable implications in agro-ecological perspectives.

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Vegetation ecology of Central Europe.: coastal to alpine, natural to man-made habitats Volume II, Ecology of Central European non-forest vegetation : [Monograph]
Leuschner, Christoph \ Ellenberg, Heinz \ Sutcliffe, Laura \ 2017
Plant ecology Europe, Central - Plant ecology Alps - Plant communities - Plant ecology

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This is a comprehensive handbook in two volumes covering the heart of the continent, including Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and illustrated with nearly 1000 informative figures and tables, all vegetation types of this region are analysed in terms of their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiological constitution of the main plant species, important aspects of ecosystem functioning, and recent conservation issues. This volume deals with all types of non-forest vegetation in Central Europe, from the mostly natural coastal, mire, freshwater and alpine formations to the broad array of man-made habitats including managed grasslands, heathlands and arable fields, as well as ruderal and urban ecosystems. A key topic is human impact, which has influenced and shaped these ecosystems over the last 7000 years. The 14 chapters are arranged in a sequence from the natural non-forest formations to the purely anthropogenic ones, starting with coastal ecosystems (Chapters 1 and 2: salt marshes and dunes), followed by semi-aquatic ecosystems (Chapters 3 and 4: mires and freshwater systems) and alpine and nival ecosystems (Chapter 5). The subsequent group of anthropogenic systems starts with heathlands (Chapter 6) and managed dry or mesic to wet grasslands (Chapters 7 and 8) and proceeds to the vegetation of heavy metal-rich soils (Chapter 9), ruderal wet or mesic to dry habitats (Chapters 10 and 11), ending up with the heavily disturbed vegetation (Chapters 12 and 13: vegetation of arable land and urban areas). The summarising chapter (14) gives an overview of the most important plant communities of Central Europe. .

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The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Volume 2 / [Monograph]
Loidi, Javier \ 2017
Plants

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This book provides a compact, up-to-date and detailed overview of the vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula, a highly diverse part of Europe in the Mediterranean area. Written by a group of experienced researchers, the volume includes a first section with general chapters discussing the climate, the biogeography and the flora, and a second section with detailed descriptions of the 14 regional sectors into which the peninsula and Balearic Islands have been divided. A third section explores special features, such as aquatic vegetation, gypsum and dolomite vegetation, coastal vegetation, mountain flora and vegetation, conservation issues and alien flora.

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Functional importance of the plant microbiome : implications for agriculture, forestry and bioenergy [Monograph]
Doty, Sharon L.. \ 2017
Endophytic fungi - Plant-fungus relationships

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"This book addresses all the major mechanisms by which endophytes are thought to impact plant growth and health. A unique aspect of this publication is that it is multidisciplinary, covering plant microbiology, plant physiology, fungal and bacterial endophytes, plant biochemistry, and genomics. Just as research on the mammalian microbiome has demonstrated its importance for overall health of the host, the plant microbiota is essential for plant health in natural environments. Endophytes, the microorganisms living fully within plants, can provide a multitude of benefits to the host including N-fixation, P solubilization, increased photosynthetic efficiency and water use efficiency, stress tolerance, pathogen resistance, and overall increased growth and health. A variety of culturable endophytes have been isolated and shown to be mutualistic symbionts with a broad range of plant species. These studies point to the functional importance of the microbiota of plants and suggest th e potential for tailoring plant microbiota for improved vigor and yields with reduced inputs. This review covers the major benefits of microbial endophytes to plants and discusses the implications of using symbiosis as an alternative to chemical inputs for agriculture, forestry, and bioenergy."--Provided by publisher.

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Ant-plant interactions : impacts of humans on terrestrial ecosystems [Monograph]
Oliveira, Paulo S.. \ Koptur, Suzanne \ 2017
Ants Ecology - Insect-plant relationships - Nature Effect of human beings on - Plant ecology
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Ecologie-I, Ecologie-II [Lecture notes] - Periode 1, 2017/2018
2017
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Plant macro-nutrient use efficiency: molecular and genomic perspectives in crop plants [Monograph]
Hossain, Mohammad Anwar \ Kamiya, Takehiro \ Burrit, David J. \ Tran, Lam-son Phan \ Fujiwara, Toru \ 2017
Plants Nutrition

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Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency presents an up-to-date overview of the latest research on the molecular and genetic basis of macro-nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in plants, and strategies that can be used to improve NUE and nutrient-associated stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant NUE is a measure of how efficiently plants use available nutrients and an understanding of plant NUE has the potential to help improve the use of limited natural resources and to help achieve global food security. This book presents information important for the development of crop plants with improved macro-NUE, a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop production into noncompetitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and for helping to prevent environmental contamination. Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency provides a comprehensive overview of the complex mechanisms regulating macro-NUE in crop plants, which is required if plant breeders are to develop modern crop varieties that are more resilient to nutrient-associated stress. Identification of genes responsible for macro-NUE and nutrient-related stress tolerance in crop plants will help us to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with the responses of crop plants to nutrient stress. This volume contains both fundamental and advanced information, and critical commentaries useful for those in all fields of plant science research. Provides details of molecular and genetic aspects of NUE in crop plants and model plant systemsPresents information on major macronutrients, nutrient sensing and signaling, and the molecular and genomic issues associated with primary and secondary macronutrientsDelivers information on how molecular genetic information associated with NUE can be used to develop plant breeding programsIncludes contributions from world-leading plant nutrition research groups.

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Spatializing the history of ecology : sites, journeys, mappings [Monograph]
Bont, Raf de \ Lachmund, Jens \ 2017
Space Social aspects - Ecology

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"Throughout its history, the discipline of ecology has always been profoundly entangled with the history of space and place. On the one hand, ecology is a field science that has thrived on the study of concrete spatial entities, such as islands, forests or rivers. These spaces are the workplaces in which ecological phenomena are identified, observed and experimented on. They provide both epistemic opportunities and constraints that structure the agenda and the analytical sensibilities of ecological researchers. On the other hand, ecological knowledge and practices have become important resources through which spaces and places are classified, delineated, explained, experienced and managed. The impact of these activities reaches far beyond the realms of the ecological discipline. Many ecological concepts such as "biotopes," "ecosystems" and "the biosphere" have become entities that widely resonate in public life and policy making. ;This book explores the mutual entanglement between space and knowledge-making in the history of ecology. Its first goal is to explore to which extent a spatial perspective can shed new light on the history of ecological science. Second, it uses ecology as a critical site to gain broader insights into the history of the environment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Via a series of case studies ́-- discussing topics that range from ecological field stations in the early-twentieth century Caribbean over wisent breeding in Nazi Germany to computer modelling in North American deserts ́-- the book offers a tour through the changing landscapes of modern ecology."--Provided by publisher.

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Plant ecology : origins, processes, consequences [Monograph] - Second edition.
Keddy, Paul A.. \ Keddy, Paul A.. \ 2017
Plant ecology

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Presenting a global and interdisciplinary approach to plant ecology, this much-awaited new edition of the book Plants and Vegetation integrates classical themes with the latest ideas, models, and data. Keddy draws on extensive teaching experience to bring the field to life, guiding students through essential concepts with numerous real-world examples and full-colour illustrations throughout. The chapters begin by presenting the wider picture of the origin of plants and their impact on the Earth, before exploring the search for global patterns in plants and vegetation. Chapters on resources, stress, competition, herbivory, and mutualism explore causation, and a concluding chapter on conservation addresses the concern that one-third of all plant species are at risk of extinction. The scope of this edition is broadened further by a new chapter on population ecology, along with extensive examples including South African deserts, the Guyana Highlands of South America, Himalayan forests and arctic alpine environments.

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