This work has evolved, by a process of updating and expansion, from Ecology of Woodland Processes by Packham and Harding (1982). It is based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. Topics of particular current interest include root productivity, competitive foraging by plants, patch dynamics and regeneration, the significance of so-called defensive compounds, population dynamics of forest insects, and a re-think of conventional ideas on nutrient cycling in tropical forests and on succession.... disturbance) such as Viola riviniana, and the a#39;ruderalsa#39; (low stress-high disturbance), e.g. Poa annua and Funaria hygrometrica. ... This three-strategy theory is best represented by means of a triangular diagram whose points form maxima ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests|
|Author||:||J.R. Packham, D.J. Harding, G.M. Hilton|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1992-05-31|