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

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  • Deals with a highly relevant topic: the functional diversity and ecophysiology of oaks, which is an important tree group of the Northern Hemisphere

  • The first comprehensive review of the knowledge of genus Quercus

  • Most of its ca. 100 figures offer new conclusions from meta-analysis of previously published data

  • Addresses a wide audience including graduate students, teachers, scientists and professionals dealing with forestry, plant ecophysiology, oak biodiversity and taxonomy and Biogeography of genus Quercus

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

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Oaks and People: A Long Journey Together

    • Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Domingo Sancho-Knapik
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Fossil History of Quercus

    • Eduardo Barrón, Anna Averyanova, Zlatko Kvaček, Arata Momohara, Kathleen B. Pigg, Svetlana Popova et al.
    Pages 39-105
  4. Oaks Under Mediterranean-Type Climates: Functional Response to Summer Aridity

    • Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, Miguel Ángel Saz, Jose María Cuadrat, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Domingo Sancho-Knapik
    Pages 137-193
  5. The Anatomy and Functioning of the Xylem in Oaks

    • Elisabeth M. R. Robert, Maurizio Mencuccini, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta
    Pages 261-302
  6. The Role of Mesophyll Conductance in Oak Photosynthesis: Among- and Within-Species Variability

    • José Javier Peguero-Pina, Ismael Aranda, Francisco Javier Cano, Jeroni Galmés, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín, Ülo Niinemets et al.
    Pages 303-325
  7. Carbon Losses from Respiration and Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds—The Overlooked Side of Tree Carbon Budgets

    • Roberto L. Salomón, Jesús Rodríguez-Calcerrada, Michael Staudt
    Pages 327-359
  8. Photoprotective Mechanisms in the Genus Quercus in Response to Winter Cold and Summer Drought

    • José Ignacio García-Plazaola, Antonio Hernández, Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Raquel Esteban, José Javier Peguero-Pina, Amy Verhoeven et al.
    Pages 361-391
  9. Growth and Growth-Related Traits for a Range of Quercus Species Grown as Seedlings Under Controlled Conditions and for Adult Plants from the Field

    • Rafael Villar, Paloma Ruiz-Benito, Enrique G. de la Riva, Hendrik Poorter, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen, José Luis Quero
    Pages 393-417
  10. Drought-Induced Oak Decline—Factors Involved, Physiological Dysfunctions, and Potential Attenuation by Forestry Practices

    • Jesús Rodríguez-Calcerrada, Domingo Sancho-Knapik, Nicolas K. Martin-StPaul, Jean-Marc Limousin, Nathan G. McDowell, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
    Pages 419-451
  11. Physiological Keys for Natural and Artificial Regeneration of Oaks

    • Jesús Pemán, Esteban Chirino, Josep María Espelta, Douglass Frederick Jacobs, Paula Martín-Gómez, Rafael Navarro-Cerrillo et al.
    Pages 453-511
  12. Competition Drives Oak Species Distribution and Functioning in Europe: Implications Under Global Change

    • 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.

Keywords

  • Quercus
  • Ecophysiology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Phylogeny
  • Regeneration
  • Systematic Botany

Editors and Affiliations

  • Unit of Forest Resources, Agrifood Research and Technology Centre, Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain

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

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.

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

  • Series Title: Tree Physiology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69099-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-69098-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-88713-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-69099-5

  • Series ISSN: 1568-2544

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 547

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Plant Physiology, Biodiversity, Plant Ecology, Forestry, Plant Evolution

Buying options

eBook
USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-69099-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)