Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America

Ecology, Life History, and Systematics, 1st Edition

By Donald H. Les

CRC Press

1,334 pages | 338 B/W Illus.

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Description

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Dicotyledons

Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates

Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates

Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots; Eudicotyledoneae)

Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates

Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates

Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates

References

Index

About the Author

Donald H. Les, Ph.D, is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply