Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.

  • Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
  • José Javier Peguero-Pina
  • Domingo Sancho-Knapik

Part of the Tree Physiology book series (TREE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Domingo Sancho-Knapik
    Pages 1-11
  3. Eduardo Barrón, Anna Averyanova, Zlatko Kvaček, Arata Momohara, Kathleen B. Pigg, Svetlana Popova et al.
    Pages 39-105
  4. Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, Miguel Ángel Saz, Jose María Cuadrat, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Domingo Sancho-Knapik
    Pages 137-193
  5. Elisabeth M. R. Robert, Maurizio Mencuccini, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta
    Pages 261-302
  6. José Javier Peguero-Pina, Ismael Aranda, Francisco Javier Cano, Jeroni Galmés, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, Ülo Niinemets et al.
    Pages 303-325
  7. Roberto L. Salomón, Jesús Rodríguez-Calcerrada, Michael Staudt
    Pages 327-359
  8. José Ignacio García-Plazaola, Antonio Hernández, Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Raquel Esteban, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Amy Verhoeven et al.
    Pages 361-391
  9. Rafael Villar, Paloma Ruiz-Benito, Enrique G. de la Riva, Hendrik Poorter, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen, José Luis Quero
    Pages 393-417
  10. Jesús Rodríguez-Calcerrada, Domingo Sancho-Knapik, Nicolas K. Martin-StPaul, Jean-Marc Limousin, Nathan G. McDowell, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
    Pages 419-451
  11. Jesús Pemán, Esteban Chirino, Josep María Espelta, Douglass Frederick Jacobs, Paula Martín-Gómez, Rafael Navarro-Cerrillo et al.
    Pages 453-511
  12. Jaime Madrigal-González, Paloma Ruiz-Benito, Sophia Ratcliffe, Andreas Rigling, Christian Wirth, Niklaus E. Zimmermann et al.
    Pages 513-538
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 539-547

About this book


Genus Quercus L. (oaks) comprises ca. 400 tree and shrub species with an outstanding role in the vegetation of the Northern Hemisphere. This genus has been culturally and economically linked to humans since millennia. Oaks can be found in very different phytoclimates, from temperate and subtropical forests to mediterranean evergreen woodlands. In parallel, this genus is characterized by a great functional and morphological diversity, with evergreen and sclerophyllous species to winter deciduous, malacophyllous ones. This fact has been food for thought in plant sciences as this book reflects. This book explores this great diversity in 15 chapters, covering the following aspects:

-          Infrageneric classification and palaeontological records

-          Functional response of oaks to environmental contrains, such as summer drought or winter cold, with special reference to water transport, gas exchange and photoprotective mechanisms

-          Functional limitations to growth and regeneration

-          Incidence of massive decline phenomena throughout the distribution range of oaks and attenuation methods

-          The perspective of oak forest in the context of Global Change

Through the contributions of different field experts, this book aims to serve as a reference of the present knowledge about genus Quercus for researchers and students of biology or forestry.


Quercus Ecophysiology Photosynthesis Phylogeny Regeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
    • 1
  • José Javier Peguero-Pina
    • 2
  • Domingo Sancho-Knapik
    • 3
  1. 1.Unit of Forest ResourcesAgrifood Research and Technology CentreAragón, ZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Unit of Forest ResourcesAgrifood Research and Technology CentreAragón, ZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Unit of Forest ResourcesAgrifood Research and Technology CentreAragón, ZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69098-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69099-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2544
  • Buy this book on publisher's site