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Plant canopies : their growth, form, and function /
edited by G. Russell, B. Marshall, and P.G. Jarvis.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
description
viii, 178 p. : ill. --
ISBN
0521328381
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
isbn
0521328381
general note
Based on seminars held during the March 1986 meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology at Nottingham; organized by the Environmental Physiology Group.
catalogue key
4488480
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...useful to agronomists and others interested in agricultural applications of 'canopy' growth and form."Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
"Discussion of the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, heliotropism, canopy architecture and modelling processes. Covers a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations."SciTech Book Newsu
"...one of a small number of works that define the starting point for the plant biology of the next decade....To the extent that the book's purpose is to identify the range and introduce some of the research activities at the canopy level, it is very successful. The book is interesting, accessible and timely." American Scientist
"...one of a small number of works that define the starting point for the plant biology of the next decade....To the extent that the book's purpose is to identify the range and introduce some of the research activities at the canopy level, it is very successful. The book is interesting, accessible and timely."American Scientist
"Discussion of the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, heliotropism, canopy architecture and modelling processes. Covers a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations." SciTech Book Newsu
"...useful to agronomists and others interested in agricultural applications of 'canopy' growth and form." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
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Summaries
Main Description
This volume is a synthesis of current knowledge about the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies.
Main Description
This volume is a synthesis of current knowledge about the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies. The term canopy is taken to include not only the upper surface of woodland, as in the original definition, but also analogous surfaces of other plant communities. Although much research has been carried out on single leaves, canopies are much more than just a collection of individual leaves, and so exhibit properties of their own. It can be argued that it is primarily at the canopy rather than the leaf level that solutions to many practical problems about the growth of plants in the field can be found. In this volume, canopy properties are considered in terms of the processes, such as transpiration and photosynthesis, by which the canopy and its environment interact. Topics discussed include the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exhange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography and heliotropism. Key principles are illustrated by examples from a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations. This book will be of interest to advanced students and research workers in agriculture, botany, crop sciences, ecology and forestry.
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This volume is a synthesis of current knowledge about the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies. Topics discussed include the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography and heliotropism.
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Preface
The description and measurement of plant canopy structure
Absorption of radiation by canopies and stand growth
Turbulent transfer in plant canopy
Regional interactions between canopies and the atmosphere
Modelling the effects of nitrogen on canopy development and crop growth
Canopies as populations
Diurnal leaf movements and productivity in canopies
Modules, models and meristems in plant architecture
Synthesis of canopy processes
Index
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