Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology

Authors: Mulkey, Stephen S., Chazdon, Robin L., Smith, Alan P.

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Taking readers out of the laboratory and into the humid tropical forests, this comprehensive volume explores the most recent advances occurring in tropical plant ecophysiology. Drawing on the knowledge of leading practitioners in the field, this book synthesizes a broad range of information on the ways in which tropical plants adapt to their environment and demonstrate unique physiological processes.
This book is arranged into four sections which cover resource acquisition, species interactions, ecophysiological patterns within and among tropical forest communities, and the ecophysiology of forest regeneration. These sections describe plant function in relation to ecology across a wide spectrum of tropical forest species and growth forms. How do different species harvest and utilize resources from heterogeneous tropical environments? How do patterns of functional diversity reflect the overwhelming taxonomic and morphological diversity of tropical forest plants? Such fundamental questions are examined in rich detail. To illuminate the discussions further, every chapter in this book features an agenda for future research, extensive cross referencing, timely references, and the integration of ecophysiology and the demography of tropical species where the data exist. Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology provides plant scientists, botanists, researchers, and graduate students with important insights into the behavior of tropical plants. Biologists and foresters interested in tropical ecology and plant physiological ecologists will also benefit from this authoritative and timely resource.

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...this book is packed with valuable information and is a must for all tropical ecologists. - Trends in Ecology and Evolution; ...this book is packed with valuable information and is a must for all tropical ecologists. - Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Photosynthetic Responses of Tropical Forest Plants to Contrasting Light Environments

    Chazdon, Robin L. (et al.)

    Pages 5-55

  • CAM and C4 Plants in the Humid Tropics

    Medina, Ernesto

    Pages 56-88

  • Diel Patterns of CO2 Exchange in Rainforest Canopy Plants

    Zotz, Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 89-113

  • Scaling up from Leaves to Whole Plants and Canopies for Photosynthetic Gas Exchange

    Meinzer, Frederick C. (et al.)

    Pages 114-138

  • On the Relationship of Plant Geometry to Photosynthetic Response

    Herbert, Thomas J.

    Pages 139-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Chapman & Hall
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1163-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1163-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-03571-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8493-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 675
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