Tasks for Vegetation Science

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics

Proceedings of an International Symposium Held in Oxatepec and Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, June 29 to July 6, 1983

Editors: Medina, Ernesto, Mooney, H.A., Vazquez-Yanes, C. (Eds.)

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This book contains the results of a Symposium on the physiological ecology of plants of the lowland wet tropics held in Mexico in June 1983 organized by the Instituto de Biologla of the National University of M"exico (U. N . A. M. ), and sponsored by UNAM, CONACYT, NSF and UNESCO (CIET). A workshop portion of the Symposium was held at the tropical research station at Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. This Symposium originated in response to the increasing interest in the physiological ecology of tropical plants, because of the potential. of this field to provide a basic understanding of functioning of tropical plant communities. The study of physiological ecology of tropical plants has been delayed in some cases by the lack of conceptual framework, but also by the absence of appropriate instrumentation and techniques with which to conduct precise measurements under high temperature, high humidity field conditions. Hypotheses and concepts of the physiological ecology of tropical plants have been based mainly on observational data and the analysis of growth forms and leaf anatomf. The early work of A. F. W. Schimper and o. Stocker in Asia, and the extensive surveys made by H. Walter on the osmotic potentials of plants in the tropics and subtropics, constituted, until relatively recently, the only available information on the water and carbon relations of tropical plants.

Table of contents (7 chapter)

  • Ecophysiology of Seed Germination in the Tropical Humid Forests of the World: A Review

    C. Vazquez-Yanes, A. Orozco Segovia

    Pages 37-50

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  • Leaf and Canopy Adaptations in Tropical Forests

    T. J. Givnish

    Pages 51-84

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  • Tissue Water Deficits and Plant Growth in Wet Tropical Environments

    Robert H. Robichaux, Philip W. Rundel, Lani Stemmermann, Joan E. Canfield, Suzanne R. Morse, W. Edward Friedman

    Pages 99-112

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  • Nutrient Balance and Physiological Processes at the Leaf Level

    Ernesto Medina

    Pages 139-154

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  • The Roles of Plant Secondary Chemicals in Wet Tropical Ecosystems

    Jean H. Langenheim

    Pages 189-208

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Symposium Held in Oxatepec and Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, June 29 to July 6, 1983
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-7299-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-7299-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-7301-5
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
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