Ecology of Leaf Longevity (Ecological Research Monographs) by Kihachiro Kikuzawa,Martin J. Lechowicz

By Kihachiro Kikuzawa,Martin J. Lechowicz

Leaf durability is a basic method underlying styles of edition in foliar phenology and selecting the excellence among deciduous and evergreen plant species. edition in leaf toughness is linked to a wide range of adjustments within the body structure, anatomy, morphology and ecology of crops. This booklet brings jointly for the 1st time details scattered extensively within the botanical literature to supply a transparent and entire advent to the character and importance of edition in leaf sturdiness. It lines the improvement of principles approximately leaf durability from the earliest descriptive reviews to modern conception of leaf durability as a key aspect within the functionality of leaves as photosynthetic organs. An realizing of edition in leaf sturdiness finds a lot concerning the nature of variation on the entire plant point and offers basic insights into the root of version in plant productiveness on the atmosphere point. The research of leaf sturdiness additionally presents a process-based point of view on phenological shifts linked to the altering weather. Readers will locate this an informative synthesis summarizing and illustrating assorted perspectives in a quite simply obtainable narrative that attracts cognizance to a relevant yet too frequently unappreciated element of plant biology. the character and motives of seasonal styles within the delivery and loss of life of person plant leaves are necessary to the knowledge of the well-being of plant groups, biomes, and hence our planet.

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