Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Process and the Response

1 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780120887781: Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Process and the Response

The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management.

  • Includes coverage on six different disturbance processes: Wind, Gravity, Geomorphic, Hydrologic, Combustion, and Biotic
  • Provides a clear explanation of how some of the physical processes of disturbance affect plant ecological processes
  • Offers ecologists an up-to-date understanding of the physical processes and allows them to predict future affects of disturbances
  • Unites two related fields by linking the disturbance processes and ecological responses
  • Presents physical scientists with ideas of how they might usefully apply their knowledge to advance understanding of ecological systems

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

This book provides a framework for collaborations between physical scientists and ecologists studying natural disasters.

Review:

"The process by which vegetation changes over time has fascinated plant ecologists for at least a century. Early theories emphasized slow, steady change to a hypothetical stable 'climax' community. By the 1970s, ecologists began to realize that disturbance was the rule, not the exception, and a rather radical shift in thinking about vegetation took hold. This multidisciplinary compendium seeks to move what might be called disturbance science beyond descriptive approaches to look at how particular physical disturbances actually cause particular ecological effects. The many authors cover, e.g., the specifics of how forces like wind (turbulence, microbursts, etc.) can physically cause stem breakage in trees. Other modes of disturbance treated here include ice storm damage to forests and trees; dynamic processes that affect coastal dunes; fluvial processes related to riparian tree growth; the effects of water-level changes in ponds and lakes; heating effects on vegetation; fire's effects on grasslands and trees; a variety of insect impacts on different systems; and the impact of beavers on woody vegetation. The level of technical detail in the chapters varies greatly, and a few rely heavily on mathematical formulas. Other chapters are essentially literature reviews. Plant ecologists with a process- or mechanistically oriented approach to understanding vegetation change will appreciate this book. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." --CHOICE

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 89.95
US$ 73.71

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edward A. Johnson, Kiyoko Miyanishi
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Bookseller Inventory # EOD9780120887781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Miyanishi, Kiyoko
Published by Academic Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780120887781_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

JOHNSON, EDWARD; MIYANISHI, KIYOKO
Published by Academic Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780120887781 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0890782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

JOHNSON, EDWARD; MIYANISHI, KIYOKO
Published by Academic Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780120887781 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01195025

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Johnson, Edward A.
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, 2007. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780120887781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 82.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Johnson, Edward A.
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, 2007. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780120887781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 86.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Johnson, Edward A. (EDT)/ Miyanishi, Kiyoko (EDT)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00140690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Johnson, Edward A.
Published by Academic Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0120887789

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 104.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Edward A. Johnson, Kiyoko Miyanishi
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780120887781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 110.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Edward A. Johnson, Kiyoko Miyanishi
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0120887789 ISBN 13: 9780120887781
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780120887781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 114.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book