The Plant Sciences

Ecology and the Environment

Editors: Monson, Russell K. (Ed.)

  • Explores how organisms, populations, species, communities and ecosystems function and interact
  • Builds foundations for understanding plant ecology by making connections from smaller to larger scales of ecological organization
  • Identifies environmental threats to ecological systems and future research needs
  • Considers plant biology from the perspective of plants and their surrounding environment, as part of a ten volume series
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About this Reference Work

In this book, plant biology is considered from the perspective of plants and their surrounding environment, including both biotic and abiotic interactions. The intended audience is undergraduate students in the middle or final phases of their programs of study. Topics are developed to provide a rudimentary understanding of how plant-environment interactions span multiple spatiotemporal scales, and how this rudimentary knowledge can be applied to understand the causes of ecosystem vulnerabilities in the face of global climate change and expansion of natural resource use by human societies. In all chapters connections are made from smaller to larger scales of ecological organization, providing a foundation for understanding plant ecology. Where relevant, environmental threats to ecological systems are identified and future research needs are discussed. As future generations take on the responsibility for managing ecosystem goods and services, one of the most effective resources that can be passed on is accumulated knowledge of how organisms, populations, species, communities and ecosystems function and interact across scales of organization. This book is intended to provide some of that knowledge, and hopefully provide those generations with the ability to avoid some of the catastrophic environmental mistakes that prior generations have made.

About the authors

Russell K. Monson, PhD
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

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“This edited volume begins with eight introductory chapters intended to cover the breadth of these potential interactions and the importance of scale when examining interactions in both space and time. … Each chapter includes a useful abstract and most end with suggested further readings in addition to references, making this book a useful tool for students looking to delve deeper into introduced topics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates, upper-division undergraduates, and graduate students.” (A. L. Jacobsen, Choice, Vol. 52 (10), June, 2015)


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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Plant–Environment Interactions Across Multiple Scales

    Reichstein, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Plant Biodiversity and Population Dynamics

    Bierzychudek, Paulette

    Pages 29-65

  • Assembly of Plant Communities

    Kraft, Nathan J. B. (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • Plant Pollination and Dispersal

    Linhart, Yan

    Pages 89-117

  • Plant Phenotypic Expression in Variable Environments

    Pham, Brittany (et al.)

    Pages 119-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology and the Environment
Editors
  • Russell K. Monson
Series Title
The Plant Sciences
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7502-6
eReference ISBN
978-1-4614-7501-9
Print ISBN
978-1-4614-7500-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 659
Number of Illustrations and Tables
91 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
Topics