Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands


Author: Gerald E. Wickens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662037009

Category: Science

Page: 343

View: 9549

This book deals with arid and semi-arid environments and their classification, and the physiological restraints and adaptations of plants to the environment. Further, it discusses economic botany and the needs and methods of conserving economic plants. A broad view is taken regarding the definition of economic plants, taking into account their value to the environment as well as to man and to livestock. The individual deserts and associated semi-arid regions are described in separate chapters, providing background information on the regional environments in terms of climate and major plant formations. The economic plants within these formations, their usages, geographical distribution together with their morphological and physiological adaptations are treated in detail.

Flora of Australia


Author: Australian Biological Resources Study


ISBN: 9780643068025

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 7842

An introduction to the Poaceae (grasses). Essays review Australian research on phylogeny, classification, anatomy, physiology, ecology, palaeobotany, and biogeography of Australian grasses. There is also a detailed synopsis of the economic attributes of grasses on a genus by genus basis.

Australian Vegetation


Author: David A. Keith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107118433

Category: Nature

Page: 550

View: 5171

Australian Vegetation has been an essential reference for students and researchers in botany, ecology and natural resource management for over 35 years. Now fully updated and with a new team of authors, the third edition presents the latest insights on the patterns and processes that shaped the vegetation of Australia. The first part of the book provides a synthesis of ecological processes that influence vegetation traits throughout the continent, using a new classification of vegetation. New chapters examine the influences of climate, soils, fire regimes, herbivores and aboriginal people on vegetation, in addition to completely revised chapters on evolutionary biogeography, quaternary vegetation history and alien plants. The book's second half presents detailed ecological portraits for each major vegetation type and offers data-rich perspectives and comparative analysis presented in tables, graphs, maps and colour illustrations. This authoritative book will inspire readers to learn and explore first-hand the vegetation of Australia.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria


Author: Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.).

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6758

List of members in each volume (except v. 6, new ser., v. 27).