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Tree Physiology

Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.

Editors: Gil-Pelegrín, Eustaquio, Peguero-Pina, José Javier, Sancho-Knapik, Domingo (Eds.)

  • Deals with a highly relevant topic: the functional diversity and ecophysiology of oaks, which is an important tree group of the Northern HemisphereThe first comprehensive review of the knowledge of genus Quercus
  • Most of its ca. 100 figures offer new conclusions from meta-analysis of previously published data
  • Addresses a wide audience including graduate students, teachers, scientists and professionals dealing with forestry, plant ecophysiology, oak biodiversity and taxonomy and Biogeography of genus Quercus
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With more than 500 species distributed all around the Northern Hemisphere, the genus Quercus L. is a dominant element of a wide variety of habitats including temperate, tropical, subtropical and mediterranean forests and woodlands. As the fossil record reflects, oaks were usual from the Oligocene onwards, showing the high ability of the genus to colonize new and different habitats.

Such diversity and ecological amplitude makes genus Quercus an excellent framework for comparative ecophysiological studies, allowing the analysis of many mechanisms that are found in different oaks at different level (leaf or stem). The combination of several morphological and physiological attributes defines the existence of different functional types within the genus, which are characteristic of specific phytoclimates.

From a landscape perspective, oak forests and woodlands are threatened by many factors that can compromise their future: a limited regeneration, massive decline processes, mostly triggered by adverse climatic events or the competence with other broad-leaved trees and conifer species. The knowledge of all these facts can allow for a better management of the oak forests in the future.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Oaks and People: A Long Journey Together

    Gil-Pelegrín, Eustaquio (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • An Updated Infrageneric Classification of the Oaks: Review of Previous Taxonomic Schemes and Synthesis of Evolutionary Patterns

    Denk, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 13-38

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  • The Fossil History of Quercus

    Barrón, Eduardo (et al.)

    Pages 39-105

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  • Physiological Evidence from Common Garden Experiments for Local Adaptation and Adaptive Plasticity to Climate in American Live Oaks (Quercus Section Virentes): Implications for Conservation Under Global Change

    Cavender-Bares, Jeannine (et al.)

    Pages 107-135

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  • Oaks Under Mediterranean-Type Climates: Functional Response to Summer Aridity

    Gil-Pelegrín, Eustaquio (et al.)

    Pages 137-193

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Buy this book

eBook 178,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69099-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 219,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69098-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.
Editors
  • Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
  • José Javier Peguero-Pina
  • Domingo Sancho-Knapik
Series Title
Tree Physiology
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69099-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69099-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69098-8
Series ISSN
1568-2544
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 547
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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