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Physiological Processes in Plant Ecology

Toward a Synthesis with Atriplex

  • C. B. Osmond
  • O. Björkman
  • D. J. Anderson

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 1-11
  3. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 12-40
  4. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 41-65
  5. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 66-110
  6. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 111-154
  7. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 155-190
  8. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 191-250
  9. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 251-290
  10. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 291-377
  11. C. B. Osmond, O. Björkman, D. J. Anderson
    Pages 378-425
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 426-468

About this book

Introduction

In the spring of 1969 a small meeting was convened at the CSIRO Riverina Laboratory, Deniliquin, New South Wales, to discuss the biology of the genus Atriplex, a group of plants considered by those who attended to be of profound importance both in relation to range management in the region and as a tool in physiological research. The brief report of this meeting (Jones, 1970) now serves as a marker for the subsequent remarkable increase in research on this genus, and served then to interest the editors of the Ecological Studies Series in the present volume. This was an exciting time in plant physiology, particularly in the areas of ion absorption and photosynthesis, and unknowingly several laboratories were engaged in parallel studies of these processes using the genus Atriplex. It was also a time at which it seemed that numerical methods in plant ecology could be used to delineate significant processes in arid shrubland ecosystems. Nevertheless, to presume to illustrate and integrate plant physiology and ecology using examples from a single genus was to presume much. The deficiencies which became increasingly apparent during the preparation of the present book were responsible for much new research described in these pages.

Keywords

Melde Pflanzenphysiologie Pflanzenökologie biology ecology ecosystem physiology plant physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • C. B. Osmond
    • 1
  • O. Björkman
    • 2
  • D. J. Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Research School of Biological SciencesThe Australian National UniversityCanberra CityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyCarnegie Institution of WashingtonStanfordUSA
  3. 3.School of BotanyUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67637-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67639-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67637-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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