Ecology of the Northern Lowland Bogs and Conifer Forests - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124368606, 9781483269863

Ecology of the Northern Lowland Bogs and Conifer Forests

1st Edition

Authors: James A. Larsen
eBook ISBN: 9781483269863
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 320
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Ecology of the Northern Lowland Bogs and Conifer Forests is a book on the ecology of bogs and conifer swamps and, to some extent, the marshlands. The chapters that follow are, for the most part, a review of what is known about the northern bogs and lowland forests, written in the terminology of science in the hope, as well as the expectation, that such knowledge will be of value to those who appreciate the beauty of bogs and marshlands, to ecologists and other biological scientists, naturalists, wildlife conservationists, hunters, trappers, construction engineers, as well as to others whose vocations or avocations take them afield. The discussion is devoted, at least primarily, to the ecology of one kind of wetland—the lowland bogs and conifer forests—and treats only in passing the marshlands and other kinds of vegetational communities that are also classified as wetlands. Of particular concern are the lowland peat bogs and forests, especially those that have developed to a point where their identity is indisputable for the simple reason that no other review of accumulated knowledge on these vegetational communities is presently available.

Table of Contents

Preface 1 Lowland Bog and Conifer Forest Ecology: Historical Perspective Forest Influences Discovery of the Principles Early Americans Plants and Environment 2 The Organismic Forest: Historical Perspective Continued 3 Comprehending the Northern Plant Communities Early Views 4 A Thoreauvian Digression: Bog Community Composition and Structure Bog Plant Communities Species of the Communities 5 Plant Species of the Bogs - I North American Habitats 6 Plant Species of the Bogs - II 7 Character Sketch of Marshland Species 8 Where the Bogs Are Found 9 Some Reflections on the Species 10 More Reflections on the Species The Northern Ericads Oxycoccus Group Three Origins 11 Origins of the Ericaceae Tertiary, Pliocene, and Pleistocene 12 Post-Glacial Migrations 13 Some Speculation on Sclerophyllous Matters Conditions of Life for Ericads Morphology of the Northern Plants 14 Acidity, Minerals, and Sclerophylly Minerals and Sclerophylly 15 More on Sclerophylly and Xeromorphy Sclerophylly and Xeromorphy Sclerophylly and Nutrients The Ericoid Leaf Integrated Factor Complex Transpiration and Environment Summary 16 Evergreens: Nutrient Dynamics 148 Nutrients Recycled — 1 Nutrients Recycled—2 Mineral Utilization Precipitation of Elements 17 Nutrients and Plant Communities Other Influences: Allelopathy Nutrients and Succession Rare Extreme Conditions Summary 18 Soil Conditions and Microbiology of Bogs Bog Waters Microbiology of a Bog 19 The Mosses: Basic Ecology The Significant Parameters Mosses: Physiology and Habitat Habitat Preference 20 Development of Communities I: Regional Relationships Bog Communities: Structure Organic Production 21 Development of Communities II: Broad Ecological Relationships The Role of Pioneer A Successional S


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