Ecophysiology of Coniferous Forests

Ecophysiology of Coniferous Forests

1st Edition - December 9, 1994

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  • Editor: Jacques Roy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925936

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Conifers--pine, fir, and spruce trees--are dominant species in forests around the world. This book focuses on the physiology of conifers and how these 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 geographic distribution and the factors that influence this distribution, the impact of insect herbivory on ecophysiological parameters, the effects of air pollution, and the potential impact that global climatic changes will have upon conifers. Because of 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 more theoretically minded foresters.


Graduate students, faculty and researchers in ecology, forestry, plant sciences, physiology, and agronomy. Libraries at institutions with strong programs are also a significant audience.

Table of Contents

  • J.B. Mitton, Genetics and the Physiological Ecology of Conifers.
    L.J. Graumlich and L.B. Brubaker, Long-Term Records of Growth and Distribution of Conifers: Integration of Paleoecology and Physiological Ecology.
    W.J. Davies, Plant Hormones and Ecophysiology of Conifers.
    F.I. Woodward, Ecophysiological Controls of Conifer Distributions.
    W.M. Havranek and W. Tranquillini, Physiological Processes during Winter Dormancy and Their Ecological Significance.
    K.M. Clancy, M.R. Wagner, and P.B. Reich, Ecophysiology and Insect Herbivory.
    H. Margolis, R. Oren, D. Whitehead, and M. Kaufmann, Leaf Area Dynamics of Conifer Forests.
    P.B. Reich, T. Koike, S.T. Gower, and A.W. Schoettle, Causes andConsequences of Variation in Conifer Leaf Life Span.
    R. Matyssek, P. Reich, R. Oren, and W. Winner, Response Mechanism of Conifers to Air Pollutants.
    H. Gucinski, E. Vance, and B. Reiners, Ecophysiology of Coniferous Forests: Potential Effects of Global Climate Change.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: December 9, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080925936

About the Series Editor

Jacques Roy

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre d'Ecologie Fantionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

About the Series Volume Editor

Thomas Hinckley

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

About the Editor

William Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wyoming, Laramie, U.S.A.

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