Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Crisanto Gutierrez, Joana Sequeira-Mendes, Irene Aragüez
    Pages 1-23
  3. Andrew D. L. Nelson, Mark A. Beilstein, Dorothy E. Shippen
    Pages 25-49
  4. Susan Schröpfer, Alexander Knoll, Oliver Trapp, Holger Puchta
    Pages 51-93
  5. So Youn Won, Rae Eden Yumul, Xuemei Chen
    Pages 95-127
  6. Karen S. Browning
    Pages 129-151
  7. Robert M. Larkin
    Pages 153-211
  8. Stephen Howell
    Pages 213-243
  9. Catherine Perrot-Rechenmann
    Pages 245-268
  10. Chia-Yi Cheng, Joseph J. Kieber
    Pages 269-289
  11. Steven Clouse
    Pages 291-312
  12. Anna Franciosini, Giovanna Serino, Xing-Wang Deng
    Pages 313-332
  13. Jordi Malapeira, Reyes Benlloch, Rossana Henriques, Paloma Mas
    Pages 333-381
  14. Takashi Kuromori, Junya Mizoi, Taishi Umezawa, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuo Shinozaki
    Pages 383-409
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 411-415

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. Molecular Biology 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen H. Howell
    • 1
  1. 1.Development and Cell BiologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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