Biology and ecology of weeds

  • W. Holzner
  • M. Numata

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introductory chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. McNeill
      Pages 35-45
    3. A. J. Wapshere
      Pages 47-56
    4. W. Hilbig
      Pages 57-59
    5. W. Van Der Zweep
      Pages 61-69
  3. General ecology of agrestal weeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. H.-I. Oka, Hiroko Morishima
      Pages 73-89
    3. Jack R. Harlan
      Pages 91-96
    4. W. Holzner, I. Hayashi, J. Glauninger
      Pages 111-121
    5. C. J. T. Spitters, J. P. Van Den Bergh
      Pages 137-148
    6. J. Glauninger, W. Holzner
      Pages 149-159
    7. Makoto Numata
      Pages 169-173
    8. L. J. Musselman
      Pages 175-185
    9. W. Holzner
      Pages 187-190
    10. J. M. Thurston
      Pages 191-199
  4. The agrestal weed flora and vegetation of the world: examples and aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. W. Holzner, R. Immonen
      Pages 203-226
    3. J. L. Guillerm, J. Maillet
      Pages 227-243
    4. E. Franzini
      Pages 245-256
    5. E. Hübl, W. Holzner
      Pages 257-266
    6. R. S. Ambasht
      Pages 267-275
    7. W. Hilbig
      Pages 277-279
    8. Tatyana N. Ul’yanova
      Pages 281-284
    9. Yasuo Kasahara
      Pages 285-297
    10. A. Rahman
      Pages 299-308
    11. J. F. Alex
      Pages 309-331
    12. Goro Hashimoto
      Pages 333-337
    13. M. J. Wells, C. H. Stirton
      Pages 339-343
    14. A. I. Popay, G. W. Ivens
      Pages 345-372
  5. Other categories of weeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. L. J. Matthews
      Pages 387-394
    3. M. Nemoto
      Pages 395-401
    4. J. C. Tothill, J. J. Mott, P. Gillard
      Pages 403-427
    5. M. J. Wells, C. H. Stirton
      Pages 429-434
    6. M. Ohsawa
      Pages 435-448
    7. J. C. J. Van Zon
      Pages 449-456
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-461

About this book


Weeds are a fascinating study for specialists, not only because of their economic importance, but also since in this case biology must be combined with history and agriculture (and its economic aspects). Thus, weed scientists may be concerned with pure basic research, concentrating on general aspects, or with applied science, i.e. having a practical orientation. One of the aims of this book is to create a synthesis between these two branches of study and to review the literature of both fields. The agrestals, the weeds of arable land ~ the most important group from an economic point of view ~ was chasen as the main topic. Other weed groups could only be mentioned briefly (e.g. grassland weeds), or superficially (e.g. aquatic weeds), or had to be omitted completely (e.g. ruderals, because they are so heterogeneous), to keep this volume to an acceptable size and price. Nevertheless, nearly all subsections of botanical science have been treated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Holzner
    • 1
  • M. Numata
    • 2
  1. 1.Bot. Inst.Univ. f. BodenkulturWienAustria
  2. 2.Lab. of EcologyChiba UniversityChibaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8519-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0916-3
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