3rd Edition

Biogeography
A Study of Plants in the Ecosphere





ISBN 9780582080355
Published August 23, 1993 by Routledge
472 Pages

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Book Description

The third edition of this classic text, presents a broad-based study of the variations in the form and functioning of the biosphere at regional and global scale.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
Part I: The Biosphere
2. The biosphere.
3. Environmental variables.
4. Historical biogeography.
5. Biomass characteristics.
6. Biological productivity.
7. The biological cycling.
8. Biomass change and soil development.
Part II: Ecosystems:
9. Tropical and temperate forest ecosystems.
10. Boreal ecosystems.
11. Grassland ecosystems.
12. Desert ecosystems.
13. Island ecosystems.
14. Mountain ecosystems.
15. Aquatic ecosystems.
Part III: Biotic resources: use and misuse
16. Ecosystems, stability and disturbance.
17. Human impact: ecosystem exploitation.
18. Human impact: environmental pollution.
19. Managed ecosystems.
20. The urban ecosystem.
21. Conservation.

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