Introduction to Bryophytes by Alain Vanderpoorten,Bernard Goffinet

By Alain Vanderpoorten,Bernard Goffinet

Bryophytes have been a pivotal step in land plant evolution, and their importance within the rules of ecosystems and the conservation of biodiversity is changing into more and more stated. This introductory textbook assumes no past wisdom of bryophyte biology, making it excellent for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars, in addition to beginner botanists. The authors expertly summarise the variety of bryophytes and description contemporary advances in our realizing in their evolutionary heritage, their ecological roles and personal tastes, their distribution styles and conservation wishes. The textual content is extremely illustrated all through, with boxed summaries of themes of present relevance in bryophyte biology, and a word list of technical terms.

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