Dynamics of Weed Populations

Edited by Roger Cousens, Martin Mortimer 
Cambridge University Press  1995  

Hardback  346pp  ISBN 9780521496490      £88.00

Paperback  346pp  ISBN 9780521499699      £37.00
This book sets out to answer the question: what are the ecological attributes of weeds that confer the ability to interfere with human activities? To do this it places weed management within an ecological context, with the focus on the manipulation of population size with the dynamics of abundance and spatial distribution considered at both geographic and local scales. The underlying processes of dispersal, reproduction and mortality are described, together with the factors that influence them. Management is shown to modify patterns of behaviour that are intrinsic to populations. Attention is also given to the evolution and management of resistance to herbicides. This book provides weed science with the conceptual basis that has previously been lacking. It also gives ecologists access to the extensive literature covering the population ecology of weeds. The main chapter headings are as follows:

  • Weed population dynamics/the framework
  • The dynamics of geographic range expansion
  • Dispersal within and between populations
  • Processes involved in the regulation of density
  • The intrinsic dynamics of population density
  • Extrinsic factors affecting population density
  • The spatial dynamics of weed populations
  • The evolution of herbicide resistance
  • Weed population dynamics/synthesis and prognosis.

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