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Fern Ecology

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Joanne M. Sharpe, Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, Michael Kessler, Sarah J. Richardson, Peter Hietz, Roderick Robinson, Elizabeth Sheffield
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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728201

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  • Ferns are an integral part of the world’s flora, appreciated for their beauty as ornamentals, problematic as invaders and endangered by human interference. They often dominate forest understories, but also colonize open areas, invade waterways, and survive nutrient-poor wastelands and eroded pastures. This is the first comprehensive summary of fern ecology, with worldwide examples from Siberia to Hawaii. Topics include a brief history of the ecological study of ferns, their biogeography and population dynamics, their role in ecosystem nutrient cycles and adaptations to xeric environments, and their responses to disturbance and interactions with other organisms. Fully illustrated concepts provide a framework for students and professionals in ecology, conservation, and land management, and a wealth of information for anyone interested in ferns.

    • A comprehensive summary of extensive world wide research on fern ecology, a reliable framework for future research and fieldwork
    • Includes detailed examples of world wide fern research, from Siberia to Hawaii, to illustrate concepts effectively
    • Covers common ecological principles and broader socio-economic issues, for students, researchers and professional ecologists, conservationists and land managers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The extensive end-of-chapter bibliographies and excellent glossary are commendable. Illustrated with black-and-white and some color photographs, this is a valuable scholarly contribution to the knowledge of ferns, an integral part of the world's flora."
    L.G. Kavaljian, California State University, Sacramento, Choice Magazine

    "This comprehensive treatment of fern ecology makes it clear that ferns can be the exemplars for any major concept in biology and that are temperate zone bias has led to many misconceptions about the more than 10,00 extant species of ferns and fern allies. Fern Ecology is an excellent introduction to this rapidly growing field. The comprehensive and detailed nature of the treatment might lead you to believe that this scholarly book should be used as a reference. However, the authors and editors have done an excellent job at making this an enjoyable and engaging read for anyone interested in ferns."
    Marshall D. Sundberg, Emporia State University for Plant Science Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728201
    • length: 474 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 93 b/w illus. 14 colour illus. 32 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Ecological importance of ferns Joanne M. Sharpe, Klaus Mehltreter and Lawrence R. Walker
    2. Biogeography of ferns Michael Kessler
    3. Ecological insights from fern population dynamics Joanne M. Sharpe and Klaus Mehltreter
    4. Nutrient ecology of ferns Sarah J. Richardson and Lawrence R. Walker
    5. Fern adaptations to xeric environments Peter Hietz
    6. Ferns, disturbance and succession Lawrence R. Walker and Joanne M. Sharpe
    7. Interactions of ferns with fungi and animals Klaus Mehltreter
    8. Problem ferns: their impact and management Roderick Robinson, Elizabeth Sheffield and Joanne M. Sharpe
    9. Fern conservation Klaus Mehltreter
    10. Current and future directions in fern ecology Lawrence R. Walker, Klaus Mehltreter and Joanne M. Sharpe.

  • Editors

    Klaus Mehltreter, Instituto de Ecologia, A.C., Xalapa, Mexico
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    Lawrence R. Walker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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    Joanne M. Sharpe
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    Contributors

    Joanne M. Sharpe, Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, Michael Kessler, Sarah J. Richardson, Peter Hietz, Roderick Robinson, Elizabeth Sheffield

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