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Climate and Plant Distribution

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ISBN-10: 0521282144

ISBN-13: 9780521282147

Edition: 1987

Authors: F. I. Woodward, H. J. B. Birks, J. A. Wiens

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The central thesis for plant ecology is that climate exerts the dominant control on the distribution of the major vegetation types of the world. This book sets out to examine this often neglected area in two ways. In the first part the author analyses the distribution of species in relation to climate over different scales of time and place. In the second, he reviews the various approaches to explaining observed correlation between plant distribution and climate, and to establishing the mechanisms of control in physiological and biochemical terms. Dr Woodward is an authority on plant-climate relationships, and has made some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/23/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

#60;b#62;H.H. ("Hank") Shugart#60;/b#62; is a systems ecologist who has developed and tested models of biogeochemical cycles, energy flow and secondary succession. He uses individual-based computer models to simulate changes in forest structure and composition over time and in response to environmental change.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Ian Woodward#60;/b#62; is a plant ecologist interested in the impacts of climate and changing carbon dioxide concentrations on plants and vegetation. His research on global climate change makes extensive uses of dynamic global vegetation models.

John P. Smol is a professor in the Biology Department at Queen's University (Canada), with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). Professor Smol is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology and holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.William M. Last is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Manitoba (Canada) and is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology.

Preface
Acknowledgements
History and demonstration
Scale
World climate
Climate and vegetation
Climate and the distribution of taxa
Digest
Index