Introduction to World Vegetation

Author: P.E. Collinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401539359
Format: PDF
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A textbook (1st ed., 1978) presenting a wide range of information for students of ecology, geography, and biogeography.

An Introduction to Vegetation Analysis

Author: David R. Causton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401197377
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TO VEGETATION ANALYSIS Principles, practice and interpretation D.R. CAUSTON Department oj Botany and Microbiology, University College oj Wales, Aberystwyth London UNWIN HYMAN Boston Sydney Wellington © D.R. Causton, 1988 This book is copyriaht under the Berne Convention. No reproduction without permission. All rights reserved. Published by the Academic Division of UIlWiB H ... Ltd IS/17 Broadwick Street, London WIV IFP, UK Allen" Unwin Inc., 8 Winchester Place, Winchester, Mass. 01890, USA Allen" Unwin (Australia) Ltd, 8 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia Allen" Unwin (New Zealand) Ltd in association with the Port Nicholson Press Ltd, 60 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand First published in 1988 British Libnry Cataloguing in Publication Data Causton, David R. An introduction to vegetation analysis: principles, practice and intepretation. I. Botany-Ecology-Mathematics I. Title S81.S'247 QK901 ISBN 978-94-011-9739-7 Libnry of Congress Cataloging-In-Publlcation Data Causton, David R. An introduction to vegetation analysis. Bibli()JJ'aphy: p. Includes index. I. Botany-EcoIOlY-Methodology. 2. Plant communities-Ilesearch-Methodology. 3. Vegetation surveys. 4. Vegetation classilication. I. Title. QK90I.C33 1987 581.S 87-19327 ISBN 978-94-011-9739-7 ISBN 978-94-011-9737-3 (eBook) DOl 10.1007/978-94-011-9737-3 Typeset in 10 on 12 point Times by Mathematical Composition Setters Ltd, Salisbury Preface This book has been written to help students and their teachers, at various levels, to understand the principles, some of the methods, and ways of interpreting vegetational and environmental data acquired in the field.

The Natural Vegetation of North America

Author: John L. Vankat
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Wiley
ISBN:
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Describes the major vegetation types of North America and their ecological basis, emphasizing such environmental factors as climate, soil, topography, and fire. Part 1 outlines the basics of vegetation science (such as composition, structure, function); Part II considers each type of vegetation in terms of the background material in Part I. Examines major plant communities and dominant species, emphasizing species adaption to show the interrelationship between vegetation and environment. Each vegetation chapter concludes with a section on human impact. Includes suggested readings and over 125 illustrations.

Ecology of World Vegetation

Author: O.W. Archibold
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401100098
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The ecology of world vegetation is described in numer all of the drafting and photographic work. They have ous books and journals, but these are usually very spe spent many hours on this project and their care and skill cialized in their scope and treatment. This book provides is reflected in the consistently high quality of the illus a synthesis of this literature. A brief introductory chap trations throughout the book. Many friends and col ter outlines general ecological concepts and subsequent leagues have provided photographs. It has not been chapters examine the form and function of the major possible to include all of them, but the 'global' perspect biomes of the world. A similar organization has been ive of the book has been greatly enhanced in this way. used for each biome type. These chapters begin with a I wish to thank them all for the time and trouble they description of environmental conditions and a brief have taken to supply this material. I must also thank account of floristic diversity in a regional context. The Mary Dykes and the staff of the interlibrary loans de remaining pages describe characteristic adaptations and partment of the Library, University of Saskatchewan, ecosystem processes. for their unfailing ability to get even the most obscure Although there is a rapidly growing literature on eco references.

An Introduction To Plant Ecology

Author: A.G. Tansley
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171412037
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This book promises to give a new stimulus to the teaching of elementary botany, for it breaks away from the traditional method and approaches the subject from a new angle. The treatment throughout in this book is eminently clear and the suggestion for&practical work&excellent. Contents: Part I: Introductory, Part II: Structure, Distribution and Development of Vegetation, Part III: Methods of studying Vegetation, Part IV: The Habitat, Part V: Ecological Work in Schools.

Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands

Author: Dieter Mueller-Dombois
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387983134
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The islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean encompass a vast range of climate, geography, and geology. The flora of these islands is similarly diverse, and the study of their vegetation and landscapes is a challenge because of the great distances separating them. Dieter Mueller-Dombois and the late F. Raymond Fosberg are recognized as the leading authorities on the plant diversity and ecology of Pacific islands. This book is a synthesis of the vegetation and landscapes of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is organized by island group and includes information on geography, geology, and climate, as well as soil and vegetation types, land use, floristic patterns, phytogeographic relationships, and human influences on vegetation. The book features over 400 color photographs, plus dozens of maps and climate diagrams.

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

Author: Lewis A. Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134769202
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An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues. Major global environmental issues are brought into focus. Explanations of the evolution of the earth's natural systems (hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, ecosphere) provide an essential understanding of the scientific concepts, processes and historical background to environmental issues. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced. Human impact and management of the natural environment, and concerns for maintaining biodiversity are emphasised throughout. Specific features include: * Case studies drawn from across the world * Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections; a wealth of informative diagrams * Glossary of key terms, with key concepts highlighted throughout the text * Annotated guides to further reading * Chapter summaries and key points A Lecturers' Manual is available to accompany the text This 2nd Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include many new illustrations, up-to-date data (including the latest IPCC data) and the most recent events including Khobe earthquake, French nuclear testing, the Berlin conference and the Antarctic Treaty. Sections on ecosystems, techniques, pollution, tectonics, risk and hazard mitigation, world populations, and issues of human impact and environmental management, have been particularly expanded in this new edition.