The Resource Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity, Peter A. Thomas, John R. Packham, (electronic resource)

Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity, Peter A. Thomas, John R. Packham, (electronic resource)

Label
Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity
Title
Ecology of woodlands and forests
Title remainder
description, dynamics and diversity
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. Thomas, John R. Packham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A concise, non-technical account of the structure and evolution of woodlands and forests
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Peter
Dewey number
577.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH541.5.F6
LC item number
T524 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Packham, John R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest ecology
Label
Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity, Peter A. Thomas, John R. Packham, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Metric equivalents; 1 Introduction: Forest basics; 1.1 Characteristics of woodlands and forests; 1.1.1 Wooded environments; 1.1.2 Differences between woodlands and forests; 1.2 The value of woodlands and forests; 1.3 Tree biology and how it influences woodland ecology; 1.3.1 Fitness of various species for particular uses; 1.3.2 Tree morphology; 1.4 Spatial structure; 1.4.1 Vertical structure above and below ground; 1.4.2 Ecological problems of understorey plants; 1.4.3 Horizontal structure
  • 1.5 The woodland ecosystem: food chains, food webs and the plant, animal and decomposition subsystems1.6 Forest types and classification; 1.6.1 Distribution in relation to climate: biomes; 1.6.2 Coastally restricted forests; 1.7 Regional classifications of forests and woodlands; 1.7.1 The British National Vegetation Classification; 1.7.2 New England; 2 Forest soils, climate and zonation; 2.1 Soils and trees; 2.2 Features of forest soils; 2.2.1 Soil profiles and properties; 2.2.2 The nature of forest soils and their influence on the ground flora
  • 2.2.3 Influence of trees on the degradation of forest soils2.2.4 Trees and erosion; 2.3 Roots, foraging and competition; 2.3.1 Variation in root systems; 2.3.2 Root competition and specialist adaptations; 2.3.3 Soil and root aeration; 2.3.4 Vascular plants, soil pH, mineral nutrients and microorganisms; 2.4 Forest zonation and site quality; 2.4.1 Influence of climate and soil type; 2.4.1 Fiby urskog: soils, topography and zonation of a Swedish primitive boreal forest; 2.5 Rain forests: climate, soils and variation; 2.5.1 Tropical rain forests: the changing archetype
  • 2.5.1 Rain-forest history: the Australian story3 Primary production and forest development; 3.1 Plant life forms and biological spectra; 3.1.1 Variation in vascular plant and bryophyte life form; 3.1.2 Local life form variation within a primitive forest; 3.2 Light and shade; 3.2.1 Influence of shade on tree development; 3.2.2 Light and shade plants: growth analysis; 3.2.3 Seasonal changes and aspect societies; 3.3 Water; 3.3.1 Water yield and quality; 3.3.2 Swamp forests and peatlands; 3.4 Temperature and pollutant influences on tree growth; 3.5 Altitudinal zonation and timberlines
  • 3.5.1 Alpine timberlines3.5.2 Temperature-moisture gradients below the timberline; 3.5.3 Arctic timberline limits; 3.6 Evergreen and deciduous strategies: aspects of competitive advantage; 3.7 Contrasts between three widespread tree genera: the pines, beeches and oaks; 3.7.1 Persistence, variation and adaptation within the genus Pinus; 3.7.2 Variation in the oaks and beeches; 3.7.3 Influence of soil conditions on pines, oaks and beeches; 3.7.4 Competition between gymnosperm and angiosperm trees; 3.8 Ecology and significance of ageing trees; 4 Reproductive strategies of forest plants
  • 4.1 Plant strategies
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (544 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511335334
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000478690
  • (EBL)803013
  • (OCoLC)761647161
  • (SSID)ssj0000143036
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158310
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000143036
  • (PQKBWorkID)10109617
  • (PQKB)10067413
  • (UkCbUP)CR9780511805578
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC803013
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000478690
Label
Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity, Peter A. Thomas, John R. Packham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Metric equivalents; 1 Introduction: Forest basics; 1.1 Characteristics of woodlands and forests; 1.1.1 Wooded environments; 1.1.2 Differences between woodlands and forests; 1.2 The value of woodlands and forests; 1.3 Tree biology and how it influences woodland ecology; 1.3.1 Fitness of various species for particular uses; 1.3.2 Tree morphology; 1.4 Spatial structure; 1.4.1 Vertical structure above and below ground; 1.4.2 Ecological problems of understorey plants; 1.4.3 Horizontal structure
  • 1.5 The woodland ecosystem: food chains, food webs and the plant, animal and decomposition subsystems1.6 Forest types and classification; 1.6.1 Distribution in relation to climate: biomes; 1.6.2 Coastally restricted forests; 1.7 Regional classifications of forests and woodlands; 1.7.1 The British National Vegetation Classification; 1.7.2 New England; 2 Forest soils, climate and zonation; 2.1 Soils and trees; 2.2 Features of forest soils; 2.2.1 Soil profiles and properties; 2.2.2 The nature of forest soils and their influence on the ground flora
  • 2.2.3 Influence of trees on the degradation of forest soils2.2.4 Trees and erosion; 2.3 Roots, foraging and competition; 2.3.1 Variation in root systems; 2.3.2 Root competition and specialist adaptations; 2.3.3 Soil and root aeration; 2.3.4 Vascular plants, soil pH, mineral nutrients and microorganisms; 2.4 Forest zonation and site quality; 2.4.1 Influence of climate and soil type; 2.4.1 Fiby urskog: soils, topography and zonation of a Swedish primitive boreal forest; 2.5 Rain forests: climate, soils and variation; 2.5.1 Tropical rain forests: the changing archetype
  • 2.5.1 Rain-forest history: the Australian story3 Primary production and forest development; 3.1 Plant life forms and biological spectra; 3.1.1 Variation in vascular plant and bryophyte life form; 3.1.2 Local life form variation within a primitive forest; 3.2 Light and shade; 3.2.1 Influence of shade on tree development; 3.2.2 Light and shade plants: growth analysis; 3.2.3 Seasonal changes and aspect societies; 3.3 Water; 3.3.1 Water yield and quality; 3.3.2 Swamp forests and peatlands; 3.4 Temperature and pollutant influences on tree growth; 3.5 Altitudinal zonation and timberlines
  • 3.5.1 Alpine timberlines3.5.2 Temperature-moisture gradients below the timberline; 3.5.3 Arctic timberline limits; 3.6 Evergreen and deciduous strategies: aspects of competitive advantage; 3.7 Contrasts between three widespread tree genera: the pines, beeches and oaks; 3.7.1 Persistence, variation and adaptation within the genus Pinus; 3.7.2 Variation in the oaks and beeches; 3.7.3 Influence of soil conditions on pines, oaks and beeches; 3.7.4 Competition between gymnosperm and angiosperm trees; 3.8 Ecology and significance of ageing trees; 4 Reproductive strategies of forest plants
  • 4.1 Plant strategies
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (544 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511335334
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000478690
  • (EBL)803013
  • (OCoLC)761647161
  • (SSID)ssj0000143036
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158310
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000143036
  • (PQKBWorkID)10109617
  • (PQKB)10067413
  • (UkCbUP)CR9780511805578
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC803013
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000478690

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