What determines the number and size of the seeds produced by a plant? How often should it reproduce them? How often should a plant produce them? Why and how are seeds dispersed, and what are the implications for the diversity and composition of vegetation? These are just some of the questions tackled in this wide-ranging review of the role of seeds in the ecology of plants. The authors bring together information on the ecological aspects of seed biology, starting with a consideration of reproductive strategies in seed plants and progressing through the life cycle, covering seed maturation, dispersal, storage in the soil, dormancy, germination, seedling establishment, and regeneration in the field. The text encompasses a wide range of concepts of general relevance to plant ecology, reflecting the central role that the study of seed ecology has played in elucidating many fundamental aspects of plant community function.
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Have fun with Fenner in his book 'The Ecology of Seeds'2010年7月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Awsome..! This has been the best Fenner's book (here his co-author is Ken Thompson) I've ever read. This is a scientific book that you can read it like you're in your non-scientific reading time; communicable and enjoyable.. just like the cover resembling a flower famously kept by Horton The Elephant in 'Horton Hears A Who Movie'. My most interests are in their intensive review on 'Seed dormancy' and 'Gaps, regeneration and diversity'. Here, you are ensured for a progressive definition of seed dormancy that seed dormancy is a characteristic, it's adjustable and sensible to the changing environment. In respect to the existing theory of disturbances, the authors reviewded and established their definition between gaps, patches and safe sites leading to the concept of the role of gaps in maintaining species diversity. Afterall, this book may also be fun and useful for those who's interested in germinating seeds with practical-ecological knowledge.
Go-To Book!2009年2月19日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book is a necessity when looking at seed ecology. I spent 1.5 years doing an ecological study, and this little book was more helpful to me than huge plant physiology textbooks. It is not too technical either; they get right into the middle of it, but anyone with a basic understanding of plants will have no problem reading it. I recommend this to anyone doing research- its a life and time saver!