Description

This 33-chapter volume presents a critical examination of the importance of stable isotopes in understanding key plant metabolic processes.

Key Features

  • Carbon isotope analyses for estimates of plant water use and metabolism
  • Integrated estimates of stress impacts and life history in ecological systems
  • Hydrogen and oxygen isotope analyses for evaluating water sources and transpiration
  • Use of stable isotopes in scaling from leaf to global levels
  • Sections include: History and Theoretical Considerations, Ecological Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation, Agricultural Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation, Genetics and Isotopic Variation, Water Relations and Isotopic Composition

Table of Contents

History and Theoretical Considerations: Introduction. Historical Aspects of Stable Isotopes in Plant Carbon and Water Relations. Biochemical Basis of Carbon Isotope Fractionation. Variability of Carbon Isotope Fractionation During Photosynthesis. Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Effects in the Exchange of Carbon Dioxide Between Terrestrial Plants and the Atmosphere. Environmental and Biological Influences on the Stable Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Leaf Water. Ecological Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation: Carbon Isotope Discrimination in Leaf Soluble Sugars and in Whole-Plant Dry Matter in Helianthus Annuus L. Grown at Different Water Conditions. Carbon Isotope Discrimination and the Coupling of CO2 Fluxes Within Forst Canopies. Environmental and Physiological Influences on Carbon Isotope Composition of Gap and Understory Plants in a Lowland Tropical Forst. Carbon Isotope Fractionation in Tree Rings in Relation to the Growing Season Water Balance. Carbon and Water Relations in Desert Plants: An Isotopic Perspective. Carbon Isotope Discrimination and Resource Availability in the Desert Shrub. Altitudinal Variation in Carbon Isotope Discrimination By Conifers. Characterization of Photobiont Associations in Lichens Using Carbon Isotope Discrimination Techniques. Carbon Isotope Discrimination and Gas Exchange in Ozone Sensitive and Resistant Populations of Jeffrey Pine. Carbon Isotope Composition and Gas Exchange of Loblolly and Shortleaf Pine as Affected By Ozone and Water Stress. Agricultural Aspects of Carbon Isotope Variation: Genetic and Environmental Variation in Transpiration Efficiency and Its Correlation with Carbon Isotope Discrimination and Specific Leaf Area in Peanut. Genotypic and Environmental Variation for Carbon Isotope Discrimination in Crested Wheatgrass, A Perennial Forage Grass. Carbon Isotope Discrimination, Water Relations, And Gas Exchange in Temperate Grass Species and Accessions. Environmental and Developmental Effects on Carbon Isotop

Details

No. of pages:
555
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1993
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080918013
Print ISBN:
9780122333804

About the series-volume-editors

James Ehleringer

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Anthony Hall

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.

Graham Farquhar

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia