Conifers-pine, fir, and spruce trees-are dominant species in forests around the world. This book focuses on the physiology of conifers and how physiological systems operate. Special consideration is devoted to the means by which ecophysiological processes influence organismal function and distribution. Chapters focus on the genetics of conifers, their growth and geographic distribution and the factors that influence this distribution, the impact of insect herbivory and winter dormancy on ecophysiological parameters, the effects of air pollution, and the potential impact that global climatic changes will have upon conifers. With the growing realization that forests have a crucial role to play in global environmental health, this book will appeal to a developing union of ecologists, physiologists and theoretical foresters.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Resource Acquisition: Photosynthetic Light Capture and Processing from the Call to Canopy. Water and Nutrient Acquisition By Roots and Canopies. Efficiency of Nutrient Acquisition By Fine Roots and Mycorrhizae. External and Internal Factors Regulating Photosynthesis. Resource Allocation and Utilization: Resource Use Efficiency. Source-Sink-Storage Relationships of Conifers. Carbon Allocation and Accululation in Conifers. Respiration from the Organ Level to the Stand. Water Transport Dynamics in Trees and Stands. Subject Index.
- Data Publicarii : 10 Aug 1995
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 396
- ISBN : 9780126528725