Ecophysiology of Coniferous Forests (Physiological Ecology) by William K. Smith

By William K. Smith

Conifers--pine, fir, and spruce trees--are dominant species in forests worldwide. This ebook specializes in the body structure of conifers and the way those physiological platforms function. specific attention is dedicated to the skill in which ecophysiological approaches impression organismal functionality and distribution. Chapters specialise in the genetics of conifers, their geographic distribution and the criteria that effect this distribution, the effect of insect herbivory on ecophysiological parameters, the results of pollution, and the aptitude influence that international climatic adjustments could have upon conifers. as a result of the starting to be consciousness that forests have an important function to play in international environmental wellbeing and fitness, this booklet will entice a constructing union of ecologists, physiologists and extra theoretically minded foresters.

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