Ecological Research Monographs

Ecology of Leaf Longevity

Authors: Kikuzawa, Kihachiro, Lechowicz, Martin J.

  • No other book treats leaf longevity as a central topic
  • Leaf longevity is a key element in foliar function
  • Leaf longevity provides a link for scaling productivity from leaf to canopy
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About this book

Leaf longevity is a fundamental process underlying patterns of variation in foliar phenology and determining the distinction between deciduous and evergreen plant species. Variation in leaf longevity is associated with a wide array of differences in the physiology, anatomy, morphology and ecology of plants. This book brings together for the first time information scattered widely in the botanical literature to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the nature and significance of variation in leaf longevity. It traces the development of ideas about leaf longevity from the earliest descriptive studies to contemporary theory of leaf longevity as a key element in the function of leaves as photosynthetic organs. An understanding of variation in leaf longevity reveals much about the nature of adaptation at the whole plant level and provides fundamental insights into the basis of variation in plant productivity at the ecosystem level. The analysis of leaf longevity also provides a process-based perspective on phenological shifts associated with the changing climate. Readers will find this an informative synthesis summarizing and illustrating different views in a readily accessible narrative that draws attention to a central aspect of plant biology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Foliar Habit and Leaf Longevity

    Kikuzawa, Kihachiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Leaves: Evolution, Ontogeny, and Death

    Kikuzawa, Kihachiro (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • Quantifying Leaf Longevity

    Kikuzawa, Kihachiro (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Theories of Leaf Longevity

    Kikuzawa, Kihachiro (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Phylogenetic Variation in Leaf Longevity

    Kikuzawa, Kihachiro (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-53918-6
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-53917-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54742-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Leaf Longevity
Authors
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-53918-6
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-53918-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-53917-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54742-6
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 147
Topics