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Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and Ecosystem Properties - 2nd Edition

Grime, J. Philip 
John Wiley & Sons  2002  



Paperback  456 Pages  ISBN 9780470850404      £65.00
Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and Ecosystem Properties, Second Edition, is a thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition of the very successful Plant Strategies and Vegetative Processes, which controversially proposed the existence of widely-recurring plant functional types with predictable relationships to vegetation structure and dynamics.

This second edition uses evidence from many parts of the world to re-examine these concepts in the light of the enormous expansion in the literature.

Features include:

  • A new section covering all aspects of ecosystem properties
  • New chapters on
    - Assembling of Communities
    - Rarification and Extinction
    - Colonisation and Invasion
  • Principles and methodologies of a range of international tests including case study examples
  • Chapter summaries for a quick reference guide
  • Index of species names

Written in a very readable style, this book is an invaluable reference source for researchers in the areas of plant, animal, and community ecology, conservation and land management.

From the contents

Preface.

Preface to First Edition.

Introduction.

Chapter Summaries.

PLANT STRATEGIES.

Primary Strategies in the Established Phase.

Secondary Strategies in the Established Phase.

Regenerative Strategies.

PLANT STRATEGIES AND VEGETATION PROCESSES.

Dominance.

Assembling of Communities.

Rarification and Extinction.

Colonisation and Invasion.

Succession.

Co-existence.

PLANT STRATEGIES AND ECOSYSTEM PROPERTIES.

Trophic Structure, Productivity, and Stability.

References.

Species list.

Index.

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