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The Biology of Grasslands

The Biology of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This accessible text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of global grasslands. Grasslands are vast in their extent, with native and non-native grasslands now covering ... More

Carnivorous PlantsPhysiology, ecology, and evolution

Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Aaron Ellison and Lubomír Adamec (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Carnivorous plants have fascinated botanists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, physiologists, developmental biologists, anatomists, horticulturalists, and the general public for centuries. ... More

Dispersal in PlantsA Population Perspective

Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Ecologists, both practical and theoretical, now appreciate that to understand biological systems they must consider the spatial dimension. Consequently, dispersal has become one of the hottest topics ... More

Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

David Wainhouse

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198505648
eISBN:
9780191728150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505648.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book aims to provide a critical appraisal of the theory and practice of key methods of forest pest management. The appropriate application of these ‘ecological methods’ in the development of ... More

Flora UnveiledThe Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was exploited during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In contrast, sex in plants wasn’t discovered until ... More

Floral Mimicry

Floral Mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Mimicry is a classic example of adaptation through natural selection. The traditional focus of mimicry research has been on defense in animals (protective mimicry), but there is now also a highly ... More

Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Ahmad Hegazy and Jon Lovett-Doust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The Middle East is one of several global “cradles of civilization,” where people early on tamed plants and animals, domesticating a few and then living successfully off them and with them ever since. ... More

Plant Functional DiversityOrganism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Biological diversity, the variety of living things on Earth, is traditionally viewed as a diversity of taxa, species in particular. But other facets of diversity should be considered to address ... More

Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This book takes a uniquely integrated approach to the study of floral biology. Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful ... More

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