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Plant Ecophysiology

Trees in a Changing Environment

Ecophysiology, Adaptation, and Future Survival

Editors: Tausz, Michael, Grulke, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Concurrent consideration of air pollution effects (O3, NOx, N deposition) in addition to plant fertilization and greenhouse gas effects of elevated CO2
  • Authors carefully evaluate, challenge dogma, and propose and support new hypotheses on physiological functions
  • Fills a gap in the field of tree ecophysiology
  • State-of-the-art compendium of current knowledge in physiological ecology of trees
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About this book

This book delivers current state-of-the-science knowledge of tree ecophysiology, with particular emphasis on adaptation to a novel future physical and chemical environment. Unlike the focus of most books on the topic, this considers air chemistry changes (O3, NOx, and N deposition) in addition to elevated CO2 effects and its secondary effects of elevated temperature. The authors have addressed two systems essential for plant life: water handling capacity from the perspective of water transport; the coupling of xylem and phloem water potential and flow; water and nutrition uptake via likely changes in mycorrhizal relationships; control of water loss via stomata and its retention via cellular regulation; and within plant carbon dynamics from the perspective of environmental limitations to growth, allocation to defences, and changes in partitioning to respiration. The authors offer expert knowledge and insight to develop likely outcomes within the context of many unknowns. We offer this comprehensive analysis of tree responses and their capacity to respond to environmental changes to provide a better insight in understanding likelihood for survival, as well as planning for the future with long-lived, stationary organisms adapted to the past: trees.

Reviews

“This volume, edited by Tausz (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia) and Grulke (USDA Forest Service), brings together a collection of 11 papers that address the physiological responses of trees to environmental change, and the ecological implications of those responses. … Each chapter is well referenced to the primary literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.” (A. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 52 (8), April, 2015)

“The book offers an integrated, qualitative, and comprehensive analysis of the capacity of trees to respond to environmental changes, and will be of great interest to plant scientists, policy makers, and forest officials. … ‘the authors in this book used their expert knowledge and insight to develop qualitative conclusions within the context of many unknowns’.” (P. C. Abhilash, Vishal Tripathi, Rama Kant Dubey and Sheikh Adil Edrisi, Trends in Plant Science, February, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Resource Allocation and Trade-Offs in Carbon Gain of Leaves Under Changing Environment

    Hikosaka, Kouki (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Ecophysiological Aspects of Phloem Transport in Trees

    Hölttä, Teemu (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Mycorrhizae and Global Change

    Allen, Michael F. (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Dynamic Stomatal Changes

    Kaiser, Hartmut (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

  • The Regulation of Osmotic Potential in Trees

    Merchant, Andrew

    Pages 83-97

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9100-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9099-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0795-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. October 28, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trees in a Changing Environment
Book Subtitle
Ecophysiology, Adaptation, and Future Survival
Editors
  • Michael Tausz
  • Nancy Grulke
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9100-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9100-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9099-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0795-2
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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