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

Aquatic Plants of North America

Ecology, Life History and Systematics, 1st Edition

By Donald H Les

CRC Press

2,030 pages

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Description

Aquatic Monocotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together information on the natural history, ecology and systematics of North American aquatic monocotyledons. The book is an 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 sources. Information on more than 300 species in 87 genera of monocotyledons will be included. Recent phylogenetic analyses will be incorporated. 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.

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.

About the Author

Donald H. Les is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. He is the author or co-author of hundreds of peer reviewed journal articles, reports, and abstracts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General