Ecophysiology of Photosynthesis

Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642793541
Format: PDF
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In a world of increasing atmospheric CO2, there is intensified interest in the ecophysiology of photosynthesis and increasing attention is being given to carbon exchange and storage in natural ecosystems. We need to know how much photosynthesis of terrestrial and aquatic vegetation will change as global CO2 increases. Are there major ecosystems, such as the boreal forests, which may become important sinks of CO2 and slow down the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on climate? Will the composition of the vegetation change as a result of CO2 increase? This volume reviews the progress which has been made in understanding photosynthesis in the past few decades at several levels of integration from the molecular level to canopy, ecosystem and global scales.

Terrestrial Photosynthesis in a Changing Environment

Author: Jaume Flexas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107377676
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding how photosynthesis responds to the environment is crucial for improving plant production and maintaining biodiversity in the context of global change. Covering all aspects of photosynthesis, from basic concepts to methodologies, from the organelle to whole ecosystem levels, this is an integrated guide to photosynthesis in an environmentally dynamic context. Focusing on the ecophysiology of photosynthesis – how photosynthesis varies in time and space, responds and adapts to environmental conditions and differs among species within an evolutionary context – the book features contributions from leaders in the field. The approach is interdisciplinary and the topics covered have applications for ecology, environmental sciences, agronomy, forestry and meteorology. It also addresses applied fields such as climate change, biomass and biofuel production and genetic engineering, making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the impacts of climate change on the primary productivity of the globe and on ecosystem stability.

Plant Ecophysiology

Author: Prasad M N V
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471131571
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NATURAL, ABIOTIC FACTORS. Light (Y. Tang). UV-B Radiation (G. Kulandaivelu, et al.). Chilling and Freezing (L.-P. V?zina, et al.). High Temperature (S. Singla, et al.). Drought (H. Freitas). Flooding (R. Arteca). Salt (J. Hagemeyer). Trace Metals (M. Prasad). ANTHROPOGENIC, BIOTIC FACTORS. Allelochemicals (S. Devi, et al.). Herbicides (G. Merlin). Polyamines (M. Rajam). Air Pollutants (B. Smith & C. Lytle). Carbon Dioxide (K. Strzaka & P. Ketner). Radionuclides (N. Momoshina). Fire (P. Ramakrishnan, et al.). Indexes.

Biochemical Models of Leaf Photosynthesis

Author: Susanna Von Caemmerer
ISBN: 9780643063792
Format: PDF, ePub
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Increasing concerns of global climatic change have stimulated research in all aspects of carbon exchange. This has restored interest in leaf-photosynthetic models to predict and assess changes in photosynthetic CO2 assimilation in different environments. This is a comprehensive presentation of the most widely used models of steady-state photosynthesis by an author who is a world authority. Treatments of C3, C4 and intermediate pathways of photosynthesis in relation to environment have been updated to include work on antisense transgenic plants. It will be a standard reference for the formal analysis of photosynthetic metabolism in vivo by advanced students and researchers.

Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Author: Gerald E. Wickens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662037009
Format: PDF
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This book deals with arid and semi-arid environments and their classification, and the physiological restraints and adaptations of plants to the environment. Further, it discusses economic botany and the needs and methods of conserving economic plants. A broad view is taken regarding the definition of economic plants, taking into account their value to the environment as well as to man and to livestock. The individual deserts and associated semi-arid regions are described in separate chapters, providing background information on the regional environments in terms of climate and major plant formations. The economic plants within these formations, their usages, geographical distribution together with their morphological and physiological adaptations are treated in detail.

Ecophysiology of Vascular Halophytes

Author: Irwin A. Ungar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849362170
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ecophysiology of Vascular Halophytes provides a useful update to existing literature describing the ecophysiological responses of vascular halophytes to environmental stresses present in saline habitats. The success of species growing in these extreme environments is related to a number of adaptations, including the timing of phenological events, phenotypic plasticity and genetic selection for specific ecophysiological responses at different stages of development. Factors discussed that influence the growth and distribution of halophytes include seed germination, salinity stress, salt stimulation, flooding, ion content, nitrogen, plant water status, growth regulators, photosynthesis, and genecology. The book also discusses the effects of both interspecific and intraspecific competition on the growth and survival of halophytes. Researchers and students of stress ecology, as well as agricultural research organizations, will find a tremendous store of information in this volume.