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Plant Canopies : Their Growth, Form and Function - Graham Russell

Plant Canopies

Their Growth, Form and Function

By: Graham Russell (Editor), Bruce Marshall (Editor), Paul G. Jarvis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 1990
ISBN: 9780521395632
Number Of Pages: 192

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A thorough synthesis of current knowledge about the ways canopies grow, develop, and function. Only recently have advances in simulation modeling in plants begun to emphasize the structural and functional properties of plant canopies in addition to those of the individual constituent leaves. The book considers these properties in terms of the processes--such as transpiration and photosynthesis--by which the canopy and its aerial environment interact. Topics discussed include the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, leaf movement, tillering and branching, and modeling canopy processes from a wide range of plant communities and geographical locations.

"Discussion of the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, heliotropism, canopy architecture and modelling processes. Covers a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations." SciTech Book Newsu "...useful to agronomists and others interested in agricultural applications of 'canopy' growth and form." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology "...one of a small number of works that define the starting point for the plant biology of the next decade...To the extent that the book's purpose is to identify the range and introduce some of the research activities at the canopy level, it is very successful. The book is interesting, accessible and timely." American Scientist

List of contributors
Preface
The description and measurement of plant canopy structure
Absorption of radiation by canopies and stand growth
Turbulent transfer in plant canopy
Regional interactions between canopies and the atmosphere
Modelling the effects of nitrogen on canopy development and crop growth
Canopies as populations
Diurnal leaf movements and productivity in canopies
Modules, models and meristems in plant architecture
Synthesis of canopy processes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521395632
ISBN-10: 0521395631
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31st December 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29