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Ecology of Seeds

Ecology of Seeds - 05 edition

Ecology of Seeds - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780521653688

ISBN10: 0521653681

Ecology of Seeds by Michael Fenner and Ken Thompson - ISBN 9780521653688
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Ecology of Seeds by Michael Fenner and Ken Thompson - ISBN 9780521653688

ISBN13: 9780521653688

ISBN10: 0521653681

Edition: 05

Summary

What determines the number and size of the seeds produced by a plant? How often should it reproduce them? How often should a plant produce them? Why and how are seeds dispersed, and what are the implications for the diversity and composition of vegetation? These are just some of the questions tackled in this wide-ranging review of the role of seeds in the ecology of plants. The authors bring together information on the ecological aspects of seed biology, starting with a consideration of reproductive strategies in seed plants and progressing through the life cycle, covering seed maturation, dispersal, storage in the soil, dormancy, germination, seedling establishment, and regeneration in the field. The text encompasses a wide range of concepts of general relevance to plant ecology, reflecting the central role that the study of seed ecology has played in elucidating many fundamental aspects of plant community function.

  • Concise synthesis of a wide-ranging topic
  • Extensive and up-to-date literature review
  • Encompasses a wide range of concepts of general relevance to plant ecology

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Life histories, reproductive strategies and allocation
2. Pre-dispersal hazards
3. Seed dispersal
4. Soil seed banks
5. Dormancy
6. Germination
7. Post-dispersal hazards
8. Seedling establishment
9. Gaps, regeneration and diversity

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