Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants

Authors: Lüttge, Ulrich

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  • A wealth of new detail that brings in all the latest developments in the field
  • Covers all major tropical ecosystems from tropical forests to savannas, salinas, inselbergs and páramos
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About this Textbook

In spite of international agreements at the political level not much has changed since the late 1980s in terms of reducing the speed of destruction of original tropical environments.

However, since the publication of the first edition ten years ago, international research efforts in physiological ecology of plants in the tropics has increased enormously in quantity and quality. In some fields advances were more substantial than in others. New approaches came up in remote sensing and at the other end of the scope in some areas molecular biology was particularly developed regarding ecological performance of tropical plants, e.g. in understanding the adaptation of resurrection plants to the extreme habitat of inselbergs.

The wealth of new information made it necessary to break large chapters down into smaller ones. Tropical forests which occupy about half of the entire volume of the book were now arranged in 5 chapters covering structure and function under the influence of environmental cues and including epiphytes and mangroves as part of the tropical forest complex. Savannas were now treated in two chapters. Coastal salinas have been combined with a new section on the Brazilian restingas in a chapter on coastal sand plains.

About the authors

Ulrich Lüttge is also series editor of our series "Progress in Botany", and Editor-in-Chief of our journal "Trees - Structure and Function".

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

  • Large-Scale Sensing and Diagnosis in Relation to the Tropical Environment

    Pages 17-49

  • Tropical Forests. I. Physiognomy and Functional Structure

    Pages 51-101

  • Tropical Forests. II. Ecophysiological Responses to Light

    Pages 103-148

  • Tropical Forests. IV. Lianas, Hemi-Epiphytes, Epiphytes and Mistletoes

    Pages 165-226

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71793-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71793-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71792-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43964-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 458
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