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Main Title Climate and plant distribution /
Author Woodward, F. I.,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1987
OCLC Number 13358057
ISBN 0521237661; 9780521237666; 0521282144; 9780521282147
Subjects Phytogeography--Climatic factors ; Klima ; Paläoklimatologie ; Pflanzen ; Pflanzenèokologie ; Verbreitung ; Climatologie ; Botanique ; Vegetation and climate
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EKBM  QK754.5.W66 1987 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Collation xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The central thesis for plant ecology is that climate exerts the dominant control on the distribution of the major vegetation types of the world. This book sets out to examine this often neglected area in two ways. In the first part the author analyses the distribution of species in relation to climate over different scales of time and place. In the second, he reviews the various approaches to explaining observed correlation between plant distribution and climate, and to establishing the mechanisms of control in physiological and biochemical terms. Dr Woodward is an authority on plant-climate relationships, and has made some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the subject. This book builds on his extensive knowledge of the subject to provide a modern text on this basic problem of plant ecology, encompassing the techniques of palaeoecology, climatology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics.