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Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Global Change

David Hooper

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/9780520268357.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Environmental changes, including elevated CO2, climate change, enhanced nutrient deposition, change in land use type and intensity, and species invasions, are contributing to worldwide loss of ... More


Intraspecific Variation, Adaptation, and Evolution

Ryan E. O’Dell and Nishanta Rajakaruna

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/9780520268357.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on how distinct soil types have resulted in ecotypic differentiation and adaptation. It begins with evidence for ecotypic differentiation in chemically stressful edaphic ... More


Restoration and Revegetation of Harsh Soils

Ryan E. O’Dell and Victor P. Claassen

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/9780520268357.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on methods used in the restoration and revegetation of stressful edaphic environments. It begins with methods used in the restoration or revegetation of nonserpentine soils and ... More


Plant Competition and Facilitation in Systems with Strong Environmental Gradients

Kara A. Moore and Sarah C. Elmendorf

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/9780520268357.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores how plant interactions and their effects on community organization vary with stress, productivity, and environmental heterogeneity in serpentine ecosystems and along their ... More


What Have We Learned from Serpentine in Evolution, Ecology, and Other Sciences?

Susan Harrison and Nishanta Rajakaruna

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/9780520268357.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews some of the most provocative conclusions from the foregoing chapters. These examples, though not exhaustive, illustrate the wealth of general scientific understanding that has ... More


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