Plant Disturbance Ecology

Written By Edward A. Johnson
Plant Disturbance Ecology
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 July 2010
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
  • Pages : 720 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Plant Disturbance Ecology written by Edward A. Johnson which was release on 20 July 2010, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Includes coverage on six different disturbance processes: Wind, Gravity, Geomorphic, Hydrologic, Combustion, and Biotic Provides a clear explanation of how some of the physical processes of disturbance affect plant ecological processes Offers ecologists an up-to-date understanding of the physical processes and allows them to predict future affects of disturbances Unites two related fields by linking the disturbance processes and ecological responses Presents physical scientists with ideas of how they might usefully apply their knowledge to advance understanding of ecological systems

Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology
  • Author : Edward A. Johnson,Kiyoko Miyanishi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Total pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical ...

Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology
  • Author : Edward A. Johnson,Kiyoko Miyanishi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-21
  • Total pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Disturbance ecology continues to be an active area of research, having undergone advances in many areas in recent years. One emerging direction is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, in which disturbances are increasingly traced back to mechanisms that cause the disturbances themselves, such as earth surface processes, ...

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology
  • Author : Corrado Battisti,Gianluca Poeta,Giuliano Fanelli
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Total pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there ...

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats
  • Author : Lawrence R. Walker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Providing a global summary of the biology of disturbance ecology, this text offers both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans. It examines both natural and anthropogenic disturbances in aquatic and terrestrial habitats....

Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean Type Ecosystems

Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean Type Ecosystems
  • Author : Philip W. Rundel,Gloria Montenegro,Fabian M. Jaksic
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Total pages : 451
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Human impact on natural landscapes through urbanization and agricultural expansion are becoming more and more dramatic and are the cause of serious environmental problems. This volume examines the effect of landscape disturbance on plant and animal diversity in the five mediterranean-climate regions of the world. It begins with three introductory ...

Forest Ecology

Forest Ecology
  • Author : Arnold van der Valk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-08-02
  • Total pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : This volume provides an overview of recent advances in forest ecology on a variety of topics, including species diversity and the factors that control species diversity, environmental factors controlling distribution of forests, impacts of disturbances on forests (fires, drought, hurricane), reproduction ecology of both trees and understory species, and spatial ...

Invasive Plant Ecology

Invasive Plant Ecology
  • Author : Shibu Jose,Harminder Pal Singh,Daizy Rani Batish,Ravinder Kumar Kohli
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-09
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth’s ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries. Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the characteristics of the invasive plants is crucial for ...

The Ecology of Natural Disturbance and Patch Dynamics

The Ecology of Natural Disturbance and Patch Dynamics
  • Author : Steward T.A. Pickett,P. S. White
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Ecologists are aware of the importance of natural dynamics in ecosystems. Historically, the focus has been on the development in succession of equilibrium communities, which has generated an understanding of the composition and functioning of ecosystems. Recently, many have focused on the processes of disturbances and the evolutionary significance of ...

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants
  • Author : Barnabas Lindars,Judith L. Myers,Judith H. Myers,Dawn Bazely
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05-15
  • Total pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : The global spread of plant species by humans is both a fascinating large scale experiment and, in many cases, a major perturbation to native plant communities. Many of the most destructive weeds today have been intentionally introduced to new environments where they have had unexpected and detrimental impacts. This 2003 book ...

Vegetation Ecology

Vegetation Ecology
  • Author : Eddy van der Maarel,Janet Franklin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology"www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology/a. Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive,integrated account of plant communities and their environments.Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, thesecond ...

Quantitative Analysis of Ecological Networks

Quantitative Analysis of Ecological Networks
  • Author : Mark R. T. Dale,Marie-Josée Fortin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Network thinking and network analysis are rapidly expanding features of ecological research. Network analysis of ecological systems include representations and modelling of the interactions in an ecosystem, in which species or factors are joined by pairwise connections. This book provides an overview of ecological network analysis including generating processes, the ...

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground
  • Author : L.R. Walker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1999-12-17
  • Total pages : 868
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : As the human population inexorably grows, its cumulative impact on the Earth's resources is hard to ignore. The ability of the Earth to support more humans is dependent on the ability of humans to manage natural resources wisely. Because disturbance alters resource levels, effective management requires understanding of the ecology ...

Just Call Me Mom

Just Call Me Mom
  • Author : Mary Tatem
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : A survey of 500 men and women across America showed that mothers with grown children long for meaningful family contacts and newlyweds desire to establish separate family identities. By combining God's wisdom and down-to-earth common sense, this book helps to blend these desires....

Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems

Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Barbara Diane Booth,Stephen D. Murphy,Clarence J. Swanton
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : `As an undergraduate text [the book] does a superb job of traversing the wide expanse of ecology. Several chapters should be key components of any course on understanding weed ecology.' Biological Invasions --...

Plant Physiological Ecology

Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Author : Hans Lambers,F Stuart Chapin III,Thijs L. Pons
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-08
  • Total pages : 605
  • ISBN : 9780080492957
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Summary : Box 9E. 1 Continued FIGURE 2. The C–S–R triangle model (Grime 1979). The strategies at the three corners are C, competiti- winning species; S, stress-tolerating s- cies; R,ruderalspecies. Particular species can engage in any mixture of these three primary strategies, and the m- ture is described by their position within ...