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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Clonal Plants

Proceedings of Clone-2000. An International Workshop held in Obergurgl, Austria, 20–25 August 2000

Editors: Stuefer, J.F., Erschbamer, B., Huber, H., Suzuki, J.-I. (Eds.)

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Spontaneous self-cloning or clonality is a widespread phenomenon in the plant kingdom, and has a wide array of ecological and evolutionary implications. This volume is the outcome of an international workshop on clonal plant biology aimed at illustrating current progress and recent developments in the scientific study of clonality in plants. The first section of this book includes a collection of original research articles which demonstrate the wide variety of approaches and scientific challenges linked to clonality in plants. The topics covered in this section include ecological and evolutionary implications of sexual versus asexual propagation, including life-history evolution and sex-ratio dynamics, the importance of internal resource transport and remobilization of storage products for the invasiveness and competitiveness of clonal plants, a survey of clonal growth forms in grassland communities, and studies on the interactions between clonal plants and animals and fungi. The approaches used range from experimental studies on a broad variety of systems to mathematical modeling of clonal growth and its consequences. The second part features discussion and review papers on a diverse array of subjects, ranging from developmental considerations of clonality, principles of selection and evolution in clonal plants, a survey of clonality in algae, to potential implications of clonality for plant mating, and beyond. This part of the volume aims at presenting novel ideas and hypotheses, and at summarizing existing knowledge in previously under-researched areas, thereby providing directions for future research initiatives.

This book captures ongoing cutting-edge research in the field of clonal plant ecology and evolution. It is directed to anyone from the undergraduate to specialist level who is interested in the biology of the intriguing phenomenon of asexual propagation in plants.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The ecology and evolutionary biology of clonal plants: an introduction to the proceedings of Clone-2000

    Stuefer, Josef F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Local sex-ratio dynamics: a model for the dioecious liverwort Marchantia inflexa

    McLetchie, D. Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Relative contributions of sexual and asexual regeneration strategies in Populus nigra and Salix alba during the first years of establishment on a braided gravel bed river

    Barsoum, Nadia

    Pages 33-57

  • The role of vegetative spread and seed dispersal for optimal life histories of clonal plants: a simulation study

    Winkler, E. (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

  • Clonal integration enhances survival and performance of Potentilla anserina, suffering from partial sand burial on Ordos plateau, China

    Yu, Feihai (et al.)

    Pages 81-96

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Clonal Plants
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of Clone-2000. An International Workshop held in Obergurgl, Austria, 20–25 August 2000
Editors
  • Josef F. Stuefer
  • Brigitta Erschbamer
  • Heidrun Huber
  • Jun-Ichirou Suzuki
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1345-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1345-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0680-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6047-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 382
Additional Information
Reprinted from EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY, 15:4-6
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