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The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America (Life Sciences)

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Publisher Comments:

Focusing on the oft-overlooked herbaceous layer of eastern forests, this volume combines perspectives from different levels of biological organization (ecophysiology to ecosystems) and forest types (from the eastern boreal forest to southeastern pine forests) into a synthesis of our knowledge of the ecology of this important forest layer. This is the first book of its kind to synthesize information concerning herbaceous layer structure, composition, and dynamics of a variety of forest ecosystem types in eastern North America. With over 1,200 references cited in the 14 chapters, this book represents the most comprehensive review of literature on the ecology of the herbaceous layer.

Book News Annotation:

Scientists in various biological sciences synthesize the previously scattered information developed over the past several years on the ecology and dynamics of the understory of the region's forests—the low-growing plants that are now known to contribute significantly and probably crucially to the ecology of the forest as a whole. The 14 chapters have been developed from presentations at an August 1998 symposium in Baltimore, but are cross-referenced, and referenced to a general bibliography, to provide readers with a coherent account of what is known and what is still to discover. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-400) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Nutrient Relations of the Herbaceous Layer

The Herbaceous Layer in Deciduous Forests

Biotic and Abiotic Influences on the Herbaceous Layer

Population Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer

The Herbaceous Layer of Eastern Old-growth Deciduous Forests

Habitat Heterogenity and Maintenance of Species in Understory Communities

Interactions Between the Herbaceous Layer and Overstory Canopy of Eastern Forests

Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Herbaceous Layer Communities on the North Carolina Piedmont

Composition and Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer in the Boreal Forest of Quebec

The Herbaceous Layer as a Filter of Forest Tree Regeneration

Invasions of Forests in the Eastern United States

Response of the Herbaceous Layer to Disturbance in Easter Forests

The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous Layer

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195140880
Editor:
Gilliam, Frank S.
Editor:
Roberts, Mark R.
Editor:
Gilliam, Frank S.
Editor:
Roberts, Mark R.
Author:
Roberts, Mark R.
Author:
Gilliam, Frank S.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Forest plants
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Forest plants -- East (U.S.)
Subject:
Forest plants - Ecology - East (U.S.)
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Number:
5
Series:
Life Sciences
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 halftones, line illus and maps
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.1 x 1.3 in 1.931 lb

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