Ecophysiology of Photosynthesis

Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642793541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Plant Physiological Ecology

Author: Hans Lambers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475728557
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This textbook is remarkable for emphasising that the mechanisms underlying plant physiological ecology can be found at the levels of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and whole-plant physiology. The authors begin with the primary processes of carbon metabolism and transport, plant-water relations, and energy balance. After considering individual leaves and whole plants, these physiological processes are then scaled up to the level of the canopy. Subsequent chapters discuss mineral nutrition and the ways in which plants cope with nutrient-deficient or toxic soils. The book then looks at patterns of growth and allocation, life-history traits, and interactions between plants and other organisms. Later chapters deal with traits that affect decomposition of plant material and with plant physiological ecology at the level of ecosystems and global environmental processes.

C4 Plant Biology

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528397
Format: PDF
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Due to many issues related to long-term carbon dynamics, an improved understanding of the biology of C4 photosynthesis is required by more than the traditional audience of crop scientists, plant physiologists, and plant ecologists. This work synthesizes the latest developments in C4 biochemistry, physiology, systematics, and ecology. The book concludes with chapters discussing the role of C4 plants in the future development of the biosphere, particularly their interactive effects on soil, hydrological, and atmospheric processes.

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.

Ecophysiology of Northern Spruce Species

Author: Steven C. Grossnickle
Publisher: NRC Research Press
ISBN: 9780660179599
Format: PDF, Docs
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This manual offers foresters information to help them understand the performance of spruce seedlings after being planted on a reforestation site. It was written for university students taking a regeneration silviculture class, and foresters and researchers who work with spruce species.