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Climate and Plant Distribution : Cambridge Studies in Ecology - F. I. Woodward

Climate and Plant Distribution

Cambridge Studies in Ecology

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1987
ISBN: 9780521282147
Number Of Pages: 188

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The central thesis for plant ecology is that climate exerts the dominant control on the distribution of the major vegetation types of the world. This book sets out to examine this often neglected area in two ways. In the first part the author analyses the distribution of species in relation to climate over different scales of time and place. In the second, he reviews the various approaches to explaining observed correlation between plant distribution and climate, and to establishing the mechanisms of control in physiological and biochemical terms. Dr Woodward is an authority on plant-climate relationships, and has made some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the subject. This book builds on his extensive knowledge of the subject to provide a modern text on this basic problem of plant ecology, encompassing the techniques of palaeoecology, climatology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics.

"F.I. Woodward has written a useful short book...Its strengths derive from Woodward's understanding of scale, his focus on key physical and physiological relationships and mechanisms, and his willingness to simplify and to test models that link plant physiological responses to global vegetable patterns...Woodward's ideas should be key to research in the emerging International Geosphere Biosphere Program. The potential application of Woodward's ideas is therefore high, and this potential makes his book a timely publication." Ecology

Preface
Acknowledgements
History and demonstration
Scale
World climate
Climate and vegetation
Climate and the distribution of taxa
Digest
Index
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ISBN: 9780521282147
ISBN-10: 0521282144
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 22nd June 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.28