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Bryophyte Biology

2nd Edition

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Barbara Crandall-Stotler, Raymond E. Stotler, David G. Long, Bernard Goffinet, William R. Buck, A. Jonathan Shaw, Karen S. Renzaglia, Juan Carlos Villarreal A. R. Joel Duff, Brent D. Mishler, Dean G. Kelch, Andrew C. Cuming, Michael C. F. Proctor, Mel J. Oliver, Jeff W. Bates, Dale H. Vitt, R. Kelman Wieder, Hakan Rydin, A. Jonathan Shaw, Alain Vanderpoorten, Tomas Hallingbäck
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  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521693226

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  • This fully updated and expanded new edition offers a complete overview of hornworts, liverworts, and mosses--diverse groups of land plants that occupy many habitats throughout the world. Revised classifications incorporate contributions from the most recent phylogenetic studies. Six new chapters have also been added, focusing on Physcomitrella to plant genomic research, population ecology of bryophytes, mechanisms of drought tolerance, a phylogenomic perspective on land plant evolution, and problems and progress of bryophyte speciation and conservation. Rich in primary source references and written by leaders in the field, this comprehensive text is suitable for advanced students and researchers.

    • Up-to-date classifications of mosses, liverworts and hornworts based on the latest molecular results
    • Coverage of all aspects of bryophyte biology by experts in the field.
    • The book is rich in references to primary literature, providing an entry point for more intensive research
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    "This volume is a valuable resource for advanced readers focusing on the overall biology of bryophytes."
    S.L. Timme, Choice

    "Because the second edition represents a major revision, rather than merely an update, of the first edition, anyone who has the first edition will want the second edition as well. Considering both its breadth and its depth, it is an excellent choice for a graduate-level text book in bryology. As the most current work on bryophytes, Bryophyte Biologywill be an important addition to the botanical section of any personal of institutional library. It will be particularly useful to anyone teaching general botany, or even general biology, courses."
    Robynn Shannon, Plant Science Bulletin

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521693226
    • length: 580 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.14kg
    • contains: 18 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Morphology and classification of the Marchantiophyta Barbara Crandall-Stotler, Raymond E. Stotler and David G. Long
    2. Morphology and classification of the Bryophyta Bernard Goffinet, William R. Buck and A. Jonathan Shaw
    3. New insights into morphology, anatomy and systematics of hornworts Karen S. Renzaglia, Juan Carlos Villarreal A. and R. Joel Duff
    4. Phylogenomics and early land plant evolution Brent D. Mishler and Dean G. Kelch
    5. Mosses as model organisms for developmental, cellular and molecular biology Andrew C. Cuming
    6. Physiological ecology Michael C. F. Proctor
    7. Biochemical and molecular mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in bryophytes Mel J. Oliver
    8. Mineral nutrition and substratum ecology Jeff W. Bates
    9. The structure and function of bryophyte dominated peatlands Dale H. Vitt and R. Kelman Wieder
    10. Population and community ecology of bryophytes Hakan Rydin
    11. Bryophyte species and speciation A. Jonathan Shaw
    12. Conservation biology of bryophytes Alain Vanderpoorten and Tomas Hallingbäck.

  • Author

    Bernard Goffinet, University of Connecticut
    Bernard Goffinet completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta, Canada. As a research associate of Dr A.J. Shaw he pursued his interest in the phylogeny of mosses, with a special focus on the evolution of entomophily in the dung mosses. He joined the University of Connecticut in 1999, where he is an associate professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has co-authored nearly 70 publications. His current research spans choroplast genome evolution in liverworts, the phylogenetic history of the new model taxon, Physcomitrella patens, as well as the evolution of multisymbiosis in lichen-forming fungi.

    Editor

    A. Jonathan Shaw, Duke University, North Carolina
    A. Jonathan Shaw earned his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan. He was a Post-doctoral Associate at the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution and in the Department of Botany, Duke University, before taking a faculty position in the Biology Department of Ithaca College in 1989. In 1996 he joined the Botany Department (now Biology) at Duke University, where he is currently a Professor. He serves as an Associate Editor for several scientific journals and as Chairman for the Board of Directors, Highlands Biological Station. He has published over 130 scientific papers and book chapters. His research interests include the systematics and phylogenetics of mosses and liverworts and population genetics of peat mosses (Sphagnum).

    Contributors

    Barbara Crandall-Stotler, Raymond E. Stotler, David G. Long, Bernard Goffinet, William R. Buck, A. Jonathan Shaw, Karen S. Renzaglia, Juan Carlos Villarreal A. R. Joel Duff, Brent D. Mishler, Dean G. Kelch, Andrew C. Cuming, Michael C. F. Proctor, Mel J. Oliver, Jeff W. Bates, Dale H. Vitt, R. Kelman Wieder, Hakan Rydin, A. Jonathan Shaw, Alain Vanderpoorten, Tomas Hallingbäck

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