Seedling Ecology and Evolution

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Seedling Ecology and Evolution

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This book explores the highly sensitive seedling stage of the plant life cycle. Discussed in depth are the importance of seedlings in plant communities; environmental factors with special impact on seedlings; the morphological and physiological diversity of seedlings including mycorrhizae; the relationship of the seedling with other life stages; seedling evolution; and seedlings in human altered ecosystems, including deserts, tropical rainforests, and habitat restoration projects. Specialized groups such as orchids, bromeliads, and parasitic and carnivorous plants are also addressed. Physiology, morphology, evolution and ecology are all brought together to focus on how and why seedlings are successful. Written by authors coming from diverse fields of study and research sites from around the world, this is an essential text for graduate students and researchers in plant ecology, botany, agriculture and conservation.

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An exploration of the seedling stage of the plant life cycle, bringing together physiology, morphology, evolution and ecology to focus on how and why seedlings are successful. An important text that sets the stage for future research. Ideal for graduates and researchers in plant ecology, botany, agriculture and conservation.

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Mary Allessio Leck is Emeritus Professor of Biology at Rider University, New Jersey, where she has taught for 31 years. Her research is in wetland seed germination ecology.

V. Thomas Parker is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. His research interest is in community ecology and ecological evolution.

Robert L. Simpson is Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research focuses on freshwater wetlands.

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