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Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Thomas J. Stohlgren

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book provides sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions in complex landscapes and ... More


Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Ecologists, both practical and theoretical, now appreciate that to understand biological systems they must consider the spatial dimension. Consequently, dispersal has become one of the hottest topics ... More


Plant–Pollinator Interactions in Naturally Fragmented Habitats

Amy T. Wolf and Robbin Thorp

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the characteristics of pollinator networks in serpentine landscapes and asks whether these networks can help us understand plant–pollinator interactions elsewhere. The answer to ... More


Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful groups of living organisms. The underlying thesis of this book is that to ... More


The scope of plant population ecology

David J. Gibson

in Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199671465
eISBN:
9780191792496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671465.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter defines the scope and breadth of the topic of plant population ecology as the study of plant populations in their habitat. A brief history of the topic is discussed followed ... More


My Experiments with Truth: Studying the Biology of Invasions

Banu Subramaniam (ed.)

in Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038655
eISBN:
9780252096594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on biological invasions and presents one example of how we can experiment with an interdisciplinary repertoire of research questions, methods, and epistemologies to produce ... More


Out of the Forest

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter narrates the author's experience as a student enrolled in a wildlife biology class at Texas A&M University. It provides a brief account of his junior year when he took up plant ecology ... More


NDVI and plant ecology

Nathalie Pettorelli

in The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the potential for the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in enhancing the understanding of plant ecology. It studies the relationship between NDVI and plant richness, ... More


The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Nathalie Pettorelli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation. This book focuses explicitly on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a simple ... More


The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Frank Gilliam (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Over the last decade, the field of plant ecology has significantly developed and expanded, especially in research concerning the herb layer and ground vegetation of forests. This revised second ... More


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