xiii, 600p., Illus., Map, 29 cm. (Reprint of 1989)
Traditionally, plant ecology has focused on the description of plant communities, on nutrient dynamics within these communities, and on environmental factors affecting the ecology of individuals. In recent years, the need for a more sophisticated look at the interactions within and between species and populations has emerged along with renewed appreciation for the importance of genetic and evolutionary plant ecology. The papers, representing current major research areas, cover plant life histories, evolutionary dynamics, plant breeding systems, evolution and organisation of communities, plant animal interactions, and the interfaces between plants, agriculture and conservation.