VARIATION IN LEAF STRUCTURE. An Ecophysiological Perspective (Broché)

J-F Farrar, Emmanuelle Garnier

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Leaf structure is central to plant function, and the implications of this, both to the plant itself and beyond, at the ecosystem level, are now becoming fully realized. This book addresses variation in leaf structure in detail, with reviews and analyses on specific aspects, and in so doing it encapsulates the state of current knowledge in this important area. The impact of leaf structure on plant furiction is certainly far-reaching - it is intimately connected with the rate at which the leaf fixes carbon dioxide, the rate at which the plant can grow and the efficiency with which the plant conserves nutrients. It is therefore related to plant performance in different habitats, and can be used to characterize species, to define functional groups and even to predict the response of species to varying environmental conditions. The impact of variation in leaf structure of component species on community productivity and nutrient cycling is an area of intense current research. The synergy created through the various approaches to leaf structure discussed in this book has produced a unique resource, from which it is possible to identify those issues and challenges that will be the most vital for the future.
    • Biotic and abiotic consequences of differences in leaf structure
    • A mechanical perspective on foliage leaf form and function
    • Modelling leaf expansion in a fluctuating environment: are changes in specific leaf area a consequence of changes in expansion rate? Low-light carbon balance and shade tolerance in the seedlings of woody plants: do winter deciduous and broad-leaved evergreen species differ? Leaf life span and nutrient resorption as determinants of plant nutrient conservation in temperate-arctic regions
    • The functional significance of leaf structure: a search for generalizations.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1999
  • Editeur : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN : 0-521-77678-3
  • EAN : 9780521776783
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 221 pages
  • Poids : 0.75 Kg
  • Dimensions : 21,0 cm × 29,6 cm × 1,2 cm

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