Plant Physiological Ecology

Plant Physiological Ecology

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This textbook is remarkable for emphasising that the mechanisms underlying plant physiological ecology can be found at the levels of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and whole-plant physiology. The authors begin with the primary processes of carbon metabolism and transport, plant-water relations, and energy balance. After considering individual leaves and whole plants, these physiological processes are then scaled up to the level of the canopy. Subsequent chapters discuss mineral nutrition and the ways in which plants cope with nutrient-deficient or toxic soils. The book then looks at patterns of growth and allocation, life-history traits, and interactions between plants and other organisms. Later chapters deal with traits that affect decomposition of plant material and with plant physiological ecology at the level of ecosystems and global environmental processes.Photosynthesis Leaf respiration Net leaf carbon gain Irradiance Spinacia Alocasia Spinacia Alocasia Spinacia ... 7: Rhodiola rosea; 8a: Oxygraphis glacialis; 8b: O. vulgaris; 9: Cardamine pratensis; 10: Oxyria digyna ( Semikhatova et al. 1992).

Title:Plant Physiological Ecology
Author:Hans Lambers, F. Stuart Chapin III, Thijs L. Pons
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-17


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