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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

John D. Thompson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of plant evolutionary ecology. The central theme is differentiation, both among and within species, in the ... More


Forest extent and condition

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the use of remote sensing technologies and geographical information systems (GIS), which have revolutionized the ability to map patterns of forest distribution and estimate ... More


Case Study on Multiphase and Multiscale Sampling

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Only a small portion of any landscape can be affordably sampled. Estimating the patterns of plant diversity in the much larger, unsampled landscape is important and challenging. For example, many ... More


Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter sets the scene both in terms of evolutionary themes and regional history. The two main evolutionary themes of the book — diversity and adaptation — are presented and the ... More


The historical context of differentiation and diversity

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides a detailed account of the three main features of Mediterranean history that have modulated ecological and evolutionary processes acting on plant biodiversity in the region: ... More


Trait variation, adaptation, and dispersal in the Mediterranean mosaic

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the ecology of trait variation, adaptation, dispersal, and colonization in the Mediterranean mosaic landscape. Variation in functional traits and phenology is examined in ... More


Endemism, adaptation, and conservation

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This concluding chapter reinterprets the main themes of the book in relation to the conservation of the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying the dynamics, persistence, and evolution of ... More


The Guardians: Trees in Cemeteries

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Lexington Cemetery was created in 1849 within a woodland pasture of ancient trees, and most of those trees still provide shade and comfort. The rural cemetery movement, which changed graveyards into ... More


California Soils and Examples of Ultramafic Vegetation

Anthony T. O’Geen, Randy A. Dahlgren, and Daniel Sánchez-Mata

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The wide variety of geology, vegetation, topography, age of landscapes, and climate in California results in incredible soil diversity. This chapter discusses the diversity of California soils and ... More


Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie

Lawrence D. Ford and Grey F. Hayes

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the habitat classification and ecological dynamics of the Northern coastal scrub and coastal prairie, proposing a geographical distribution of these ecosystems and presenting ... More


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