Ecology of World Vegetation, by O. W. Archibold offers a complete source of data on vegetation construction and processes in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The introductory chapters present a fundamental again-drop to the subject. The following chapters examine sequentially the shape and function of every major biome all through the world.
Describing the ecology of each ecosystem in a standardized format, data is systematically introduced on regional distribution of the major biomes, their climate and soil, plant – environmental adaptations, production and nutrient biking, successional change, plant – animal interactions and human impact.
Ecology of World Vegetation, by O. W. Archibold covers the composition, structure, ecology, variety, distribution and dynamics of plant communities, with an emphasis on purposeful variations to the abiotic and biotic processes governing plant communities. It evaluates the fashionable developments in vegetation ecology in a historical perspective.
This text presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology while integrating inhabitants ecology, dispersal biology, biotic interactions, herbivory, interactions with soil organisms and ecosystem ecology; and tackles applied features of vegetation ecology, notably nature management, restoration ecology and world change studies.
Geared toward advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers in plant ecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation, this book takes an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach and might be welcomed as a necessary reference for plant ecologists the world over.
Ecology of World Vegetation [Paperback]
O. W. Archibold
Springer; 1 edition (December 31, 1994)