Geobotany Studies

Vegetation Structure and Function at Multiple Spatial, Temporal and Conceptual Scales

Editors: Box, Elgene Owen (Ed.)

  • First book-length treatment of the subject
  • Full range of objectives, scales, regions and vegetation types, from global to local scale, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, rainforests to steppe and dry scrub, including theoretical systems, regional analyses and syntheses, landscape-scale studies, perspectives on commonly used and novel methodologies and conservation applications
  • Reviews and discussions of current hot topics, including debated paradigms, methodologies and applications
  • Will include a subject index (and taxonomic index), unlike most such books
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About this book

This commemorative volume of invited papers in vegetation science covers a full range of topics, objectives, methods and applications, including conservation and management tasks. These require study at different temporal and spatial scales, often simultaneously. Methodology is important in science, since it responds to particular questions and raises others. It is also closely related to the scale of investigation. Chapters in this book illustrate this interdependence, even in basic tasks such as vegetation sampling and description, measurements and mapping. Individual chapters present globally applicable systems, regional syntheses and local analyses and applications, plus conceptual methodologies, including currently debated hot topics. Vegetation types treated include tropical rainforests, temperate forests, dry steppes and scrub and local turf, sedge and moss communities. There are also chapters on re-vegetation, woodlot management, ecology of an invasive species, and trajectory planning in conservation. This book will be useful to both students and practitioners, for its reviews and examples and as a potential textbook suitable for graduate-level courses and seminars.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • World Bioclimatic Zonation

    Box, Elgene O.

    Pages 3-52

  • Vegetation Functional Types and Traits at Multiple Scales

    Gillison, Andrew N.

    Pages 53-97

  • Evergreen Broad-Leaved Forest of East Asia

    Yong-Chang, Song (et al.)

    Pages 101-128

  • Evergreen-Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forest Ecotone in Eastern China: Retrospect and New Perspectives

    Kun, Song (et al.)

    Pages 129-147

  • Ecology of Relict Tertiary Deciduous Trees in Subtropical China

    Kan-Kan, Shang (et al.)

    Pages 149-167

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21452-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21451-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vegetation Structure and Function at Multiple Spatial, Temporal and Conceptual Scales
Editors
  • Elgene Owen Box
Series Title
Geobotany Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21452-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21452-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21451-1
Series ISSN
2198-2562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 578
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
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