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Environmental Plant Physiology




ISBN 9780815344698
Published January 22, 2016 by Garland Science
400 Pages 100 Color Illustrations

 
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Environmental Plant Physiology focuses on the physiology of plant-environment interactions, revealing plants as the key terrestrial intersection of the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. It provides a contemporary understanding of the topic by focusing on some of humankind's fundamental biological, agricultural and environmental challenges. Its chapters identify thirteen key environmental variables, grouping them into resources, stressors and pollutants, and leading the reader through how they challenge plants and how plants respond at molecular, physiological, whole plant and ecological levels. The importance of taking account of spatial and temporal dimensions of environmental change in order to understand plant function is emphasised. The book uses a mixture of ecological, environmental and agricultural examples throughout in order to provide a holistic view of the topic suitable for a contemporary student audience. Each chapter uses a novel stress response hierarchy to integrate plant responses across spatial and temporal scales in an easily digestible framework.

Table of Contents

1. Contexts, Perspectives, and Principles
2. Light
3. Carbon Dioxide
4. Water
5. Nitrogen
6. Phosphorus
7. Essential and Beneficial Elements
8. Temperature
9. Salinity
10. Soil pH
11. Flooding
12. Inorganic Toxins
13. Organic Toxins
14. Air Pollutants
15. Synopsis and Outlook

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