Sebs 30 Root Development And Function

Author: P. J. Gregory
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521329316
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First published in 1987 this book looks at root development and functions. Besides affecting the development of roots directly, the physical environment also influences the organisms associated with roots and thus affects their function. The papers presented in this volume pay equal attention to root development and root function in relation to the whole range of environmental factors including temperature, light, water, aeration, gravity and the mechanical strength of the soil. Consideration is also given to the effects of some of these factors on mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The final chapter reviews some of the main themes raised in the volume and indicates the way that research at the cellular and tissue levels may progress in the future.

Root Ecology

Author: Hans de Kroon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540001850
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In the course of evolution, a great variety of root systems have learned to overcome the many physical, biochemical and biological problems brought about by soil. This development has made them a fascinating object of scientific study. This volume gives an overview of how roots have adapted to the soil environment and which roles they play in the soil ecosystem. The text describes the form and function of roots, their temporal and spatial distribution, and their turnover rate in various ecosystems. Subsequently, a physiological background is provided for basic functions, such as carbon acquisition, water and solute movement, and for their responses to three major abiotic stresses, i.e. hard soil structure, drought and flooding. The volume concludes with the interactions of roots with other organisms of the complex soil ecosystem, including symbiosis, competition, and the function of roots as a food source.

Trees

Author: Peter A. Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521133580
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An updated and revised edition providing an introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology.

Principles Of Botany

Author: Gordon Uno
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ISBN: 9780072416299
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CD-ROM includes: Release 2.0 with 465 line art drawings and 604 photos. Allows for import of of images t create of custom slide shows and multimedia presentations.

Studies Of Plant Life In Canada

Author: Catherine Parr Strickland Traill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110803375X
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Popular botany from 1885, written by an English writer and botanist who emigrated to become a settler in Canada.

The Myth Of Religious Violence

Author: William T Cavanaugh
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195385047
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Cavanaugh challenges conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. He examines how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence.

Remote Sensing And Hydrology

Author: Christopher M. U. Neale
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781907161278
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Remote sensing continues to expand the ability of scientists to study hydrological processes. With each new technological development, more of the hydrological cycle is revealed. This impacts both the scientific understanding of hydrological processes and the models used for forecasting, and so the ability to improve decision-making processes and other applications is increasing. This compendium of more than 100 papers, an outcome of the latest ICRS International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Hydrology (Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, Sept 2010), reviews the status of technologies and highlights new directions and opportunities for hydrological remote sensing.