Plant Regeneration from Seeds

Plant Regeneration from Seeds

A Global Warming Perspective

1st Edition - March 17, 2022

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  • Editors: Carol Baskin, Jerry Baskin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237328
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128237311

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Plant Regeneration from Seeds: A Global Warming Perspective comprehensively reviews the effects caused by climate change on global plant regeneration, growth and seed germination. Initial chapters discuss specific geographical regions such as steppes, the artic, boreal and alpine zones, dry and tropical forests and deserts. Subsequent chapters explore special seed-related topics like fire, soil seed banks, crops, weed emergence, and invasive species Written by leaders in the field of seed germination and plant growth, this is an essential read for researchers and academics interested in plant growth, plant regeneration, seed germination and the effects of these in relation to climate change.

Key Features

  • Guides readers through the global effects of climate change on plant growth and seed germination, including chapters on special seed-related topics
  • Provides fundamental research on plant regeneration
  • Includes detailed coverage on specific geographic regions

Readership

Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers focusing on plant science, specifically plant biology, and the effects of climate change on seed germination

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the authors
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Seed dormancy/germination and seedling survival
  • Consequences of global warming on species, populations, and communities
  • Interactions between fire, seed banks, and invasive species
  • Special concerns about seagrasses, species with desiccation-sensitive seeds, and annual food crops
  • Aims of this book
  • Further reading
  • Section I: Biogeography
  • Chapter 1. Effect of climate change on plant regeneration from seeds in the arctic and alpine biome
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate warming in the arctic–alpine life zones
  • Effects of climate warming on arctic–alpine plants
  • Climate warming and plant regeneration from seeds in alpine–arctic environments
  • Conclusions and future research
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 2. Effects of climate change on regeneration of plants from seeds in boreal, subarctic, and subalpine regions
  • Abstract
  • The boreal ecosystem
  • Recruitment from seeds in the boreal zone
  • Predicted climate change and its impact on the boreal zone
  • Sampling and characterizing the knowledge base
  • Seed production
  • Seed dormancy and germination
  • Seedling survival and growth
  • Long-term consequences of climate change on seedling recruitment
  • Future research
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Effects of climate change on plant regeneration from seeds in the cold deserts of Central Asia
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate change in cold deserts of Central Asia
  • Plant life history traits
  • Vegetation and community dynamics
  • Future research needs
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Plant regeneration by seeds in hot deserts
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate change in deserts
  • Effects of increasing temperature
  • Effects of decreasing precipitation
  • Increasing variability and interactions between temperature and precipitation
  • Other climatic changes
  • Summary and conclusions
  • Future research
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Effect of climate change on plant regeneration from seeds in steppes and semideserts of North America
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Current and future climates
  • Seed regeneration strategies and climate change
  • Conclusions and recommendations for future research
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Effect of climate change on plant regeneration from seeds in steppes and semideserts of northern China
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Projected climate changes and effects on natural ecosystems in northern China
  • Effects of projected climate changes in northern China on regeneration of plants from seeds
  • Future directions
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Effect of climate change on regeneration of plants from seeds in grasslands
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate change in grasslands
  • Grassland species composition and population dynamics
  • Reproductive phenology and seed production
  • Seed germination
  • Seed physiology
  • Conclusions and future research
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Climate change and plant regeneration from seeds in Mediterranean regions of the Northern Hemisphere
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Plant regeneration from seeds under a changing climate
  • Future directions
  • Concluding remarks
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Plant regeneration from seeds in the southern Mediterranean regions under a changing climate
  • Abstract
  • Southern Hemisphere Mediterranean-type ecosystems
  • Current and predicted environmental changes due to global warming
  • Current knowledge on plant regeneration from seeds
  • Future research needs
  • References
  • Chapter 10. Plant regeneration from seeds in the temperate deciduous forest zone under a changing climate
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Changes in temperature and precipitation
  • Snow cover reduction
  • Elevated CO2
  • Seed production
  • Soil seed banks
  • Geographical range shifts
  • Future considerations
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Plant regeneration from seeds: Tibet Plateau in China
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate change
  • Seed production
  • Soil seed bank
  • Seed dormancy and germination
  • Seedling emergence and establishment
  • Change in community structure and composition
  • Research needs
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Effect of climate change on regeneration of plants from seeds in tropical wet forests
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Observed and predicted climate change in tropical forests
  • Effects of climate change on reproductive phenology
  • Seed responses to elevated temperature and drought
  • Seedling responses to increased temperatures
  • Drought tolerance and shade tolerance trade-offs for seedlings
  • Effects of climate change on nutrient availability
  • Interactions between elevated CO2 and nutrient limitation
  • Concluding remarks and future research challenges
  • References
  • Chapter 13. Climate change and plant regeneration from seeds in tropical dry forests
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Predicted climate changes
  • Flowering, seed production, and dispersal
  • Seed dormancy and germination
  • Seedling growth and survival
  • Soil seed bank
  • Community composition and shifts in species distribution
  • Future research needs
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Regeneration from seeds in South American savannas, in particular the Brazilian Cerrado
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Cerrado vegetation
  • Climate change effects in the Cerrado
  • Germination ecology in the Cerrado: how much do we know?
  • Environmental drivers of Cerrado regeneration from seeds under a changing climate
  • Predicted consequences of climate change on plant populations and communities
  • Knowledge gaps and research needs
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 15. Plant regeneration from seeds in savanna woodlands of Southern Africa
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Data acquisition and analytical approach
  • Regional climate trends in southern Africa
  • Local climate trends in southern African woodlands
  • Field observational studies on plant regeneration from seeds
  • Fruit production and climate
  • Seedling emergence and climate
  • Seedling mortality and climate
  • Conclusions and recommendations for future research
  • References
  • Section II: Special topics
  • Chapter 16. Effects of climate change on annual crops: the case of maize production in Africa
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Effect of climate change on life cycle of maize
  • Predicted effect of climate change on maize production in Africa
  • Mitigation
  • Broad implications for wild plant species
  • References
  • Chapter 17. Fire and regeneration from seeds in a warming world, with emphasis on Australia
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Climate-related shifts in the fire regime and plant regeneration
  • Fire intensity and severity—what can happen when fires burn hotter?
  • Fire frequency—what happens when fires occur at shorter intervals?
  • Interactions of multiple factors on plant regeneration from seeds under climate change
  • Fire-prone regions and the potential for “winners” and “losers” under climate change
  • Conclusions and future research needs
  • References
  • Chapter 18. Effects of global climate change on regeneration of invasive plant species from seeds
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and background
  • Mating systems and phenology
  • Sexual reproductive capacity and seed dispersal
  • Seed dormancy
  • Seed germination and viability
  • Soil seed banks
  • Biotic interactions of invasive plant species
  • Linking regeneration by seeds with climate change mitigation
  • Future research needs
  • References
  • Chapter 19. Regeneration in recalcitrant-seeded species and risks from climate change
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Case study 1: Regeneration and light
  • Seed development
  • Case study 2: Regeneration in Coffea species
  • Is dormancy present in recalcitrant seeds?
  • Germination in relation to precipitation and temperature
  • Case study 3: Regeneration timing in relation to precipitation in seasonally dry tropical vegetation
  • Stopping germination during seed storage
  • Seed and seedling banks
  • Future research needs
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 20. Effect of climate change on regeneration of seagrasses from seeds
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of seagrasses
  • Seagrass mating systems
  • Flowering, seed production, and seed germination
  • Seed dispersal
  • Seed settlement and early seedling survival
  • Climate change and seagrass regeneration from seeds—the future
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 21. Soil seed banks under a warming climate
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Effects of a warming climate on seed bank persistence and density
  • Changes in the composition and structure of seed banks under a warming climate
  • Challenges and future research directions
  • Concluding remarks
  • References
  • Section III: Conclusion
  • Chapter 22. Summary and general conclusions
  • Abstract
  • Seed production
  • Seed dormancy and germination
  • Seedling survival and growth
  • Shifts in species composition of plant communities
  • Future research needs
  • Conclusions
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: March 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237328
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128237311

About the Editors

Carol Baskin

Over 50 years’ experience in seed germination ecology, biogeography, and evolution of seed dormancy and germination. Dr Baskin has a Ph.D. in biology from Vanderbilt University and has held several teaching posts in the fields of agricultural sciences and biology in the US and Europe. Dr Baskin’s current research at the University of Kentucky focuses on the life cycle and germination ecology of woody and herbaceous species of angiosperms; biology, conservation, and geographical ecology of plant taxa endemic to cedar (limestone) glades of unglaciated eastern United States; and plant geography of Kentucky. She has written several publications on the subject of seed germination, most notably Seeds: Ecology, biogeography, and evolution of dormancy (Elsevier), in collaboration with her husband Dr Jerry M. Baskin.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Jerry Baskin

Dr Baskin received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in June 1967 and after 1 year of postdoctoral work at the University of Florida joined the University of Kentucky (UK) Biology faculty in 1968. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1981and retired from UK in June 2011. Almost all of his publications are co-authored with Carol C. Baskin. He has approximately 520 journal articles plus 14 book chapters and 10 publications in symposium and conference proceedings. The first edition of “Seeds” was published in 1998 and the second edition in 2014. The book on rock outcrops and barrens (co-edited with J. Fralish and R. Anderson) was published in 1999.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

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