Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-23
  2. Markus Reichstein, Andrew D. Richardson, Mirco Migliavacca, Nuno Carvalhais
    Pages 1-27
  3. Paulette Bierzychudek
    Pages 29-65
  4. Nathan J. B. Kraft, David D. Ackerly
    Pages 67-88
  5. Yan Linhart
    Pages 89-117
  6. Brittany Pham, Kelly McConnaughay
    Pages 119-141
  7. David A. Lipson, Scott T. Kelley
    Pages 177-204
  8. Alan K. Knapp, Charles J. W. Carroll, Timothy J. Fahey
    Pages 205-246
  9. Rachel E. Gallery
    Pages 247-272
  10. Russell K. Monson
    Pages 273-296
  11. Darren R. Sandquist
    Pages 297-326
  12. Matthew J. Germino
    Pages 327-362
  13. Kim M. Peterson
    Pages 363-388
  14. John Blair, Jesse Nippert, John Briggs
    Pages 389-423
  15. Hugh Kirkman
    Pages 457-482
  16. Richard J. Geider, C. Mark Moore, David J. Suggett
    Pages 483-531
  17. Christine Wiedinmyer, Allison Steiner, Kirsti Ashworth
    Pages 573-599
  18. Kimberly O’Keefe, Clint J. Springer, Jonathan Grennell, Sarah C. Davis
    Pages 601-629
  19. Jason G. Hamilton
    Pages 631-654
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 655-659

About this book


In this book, plant biology is considered from the perspective of plants and their surrounding environment, including both biotic and abiotic interactions.  The intended audience is undergraduate students in the middle or final phases of their programs of study.  Topics are developed to provide a rudimentary understanding of how plant-environment interactions span multiple spatiotemporal scales, and how this rudimentary knowledge can be applied to understand the causes of ecosystem vulnerabilities in the face of global climate change and expansion of natural resource use by human societies.  In all chapters connections are made from smaller to larger scales of ecological organization, providing a foundation for understanding plant ecology.  Where relevant, environmental threats to ecological systems are identified and future research needs are discussed.  As future generations take on the responsibility for managing ecosystem goods and services, one of the most effective resources that can be passed on is accumulated knowledge of how organisms, populations, species, communities and ecosystems function and interact across scales of organization.  This book is intended to provide some of that knowledge, and hopefully provide those generations with the ability to avoid some of the catastrophic environmental mistakes that prior generations have made.   



Ecological genetics Ecophysiology Populations ecosystems scale

Editors and affiliations

  • Russell K. Monson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Laboratory for Tree Ring ResearchUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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