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Fascinating Life Sciences

Plants on Plants – The Biology of Vascular Epiphytes

Authors: Zotz, Gerhard

  • Addresses all areas of epiphyte biology from anatomy and physiology to biogeography and evolution
  • Offers a detailed discussion of ecological roles of epiphytes, making it a valuable resource for zoologists, hydrologists and ecologists
  • Includes boxes highlighting special topics and case studies with previously unpublished data
  • Provides an extensive list of citations for easy access to the primary literature
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About this book

This book critically reviews advances in our understanding of the biology of vascular epiphytes since Andreas Schimper’s 1888 seminal work. It addresses all aspects of their biology, from anatomy and physiology to ecology and evolution, in the context of general biological principles. By comparing epiphytes with non-epiphytes throughout, it offers a valuable resource for researchers in plant sciences and related disciplines. A particular strength is the identification of research areas that have not received the attention they deserve, with conservation being a case in point. Scientists have tended to study pristine systems, but global developments call for information on epiphytes in human-disturbed systems and the response of epiphytes to global climate change.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Zotz, University of Oldenburg, IBU, Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £45.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39237-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £57.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39236-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plants on Plants – The Biology of Vascular Epiphytes
Authors
Series Title
Fascinating Life Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39237-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39237-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39236-3
Series ISSN
2509-6745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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