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The Organography of Stems

Quentin Cronk

in The Molecular Organography of Plants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550357
eISBN:
9780191720154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550357.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Developmental Biology

This chapter surveys the history of the radially-organized stem from the relatively disorganized thallus of early land plants, to dichotomizing axes of primitive vascular plants, and finally to the ... More


Lignins, Cutins, and Suberins

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines lignin, which has proven to be a useful chemical biomarker for tracing vascular-plant inputs to aquatic systems. Cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin generally make up >75% of ... More


Lipids: Hydrocarbons

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines hydrocarbons present in the environment and derived from natural and anthropogenic sources. Since the industrial revolution, the abundance of hydrocarbons derived from ... More


Case Study: Assessments of Plant Diversity in Arid Landscapes

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/9780195172331.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In arid environments, the patterns of native and non-native plant diversity may be affected by cryptobiotic crusts. This chapter is a detailed case study designed to: (1) quantify patterns of native ... More


Isoprenoid Lipids: Steroids, Hopanoids, and Triterpenoids

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses several classes of cyclic isoprenoids and their respective derivatives, which have proven to be important biomarkers that can be used to estimate algal and vascular plant ... More


Fire and Plant Interactions

Joann Fites-Kaufman, Anne F. Bradley, and Amy G. Merrill

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter addresses first the plant structures that resist fire and second the persistence of vascular plants. It describes nonvascular plants (mosses and lichens) and microbes (bacteria and ... More


Analysis of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter presents an analysis of the recorded vascular plant taxa of Maquipucuna. It provides a list of the 16 most species-rich vascular plants, vascular plants with the largest number of native ... More


Circumscription of the Region Covered by the Inventory

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The checklist presented in this book is an inventory of the vascular plants of Maquipucuna and adjacent cloud forest areas of the western Andean slopes in Ecuador. It covers the floristic area of ... More


Chemical defences against herbivores

Henrik Pavia, Finn Baumgartner, Gunnar Cervin, Swantje Enge, Julia Kubanek, Göran M. Nylund, Erik Selander, J. Robin Svensson, and Gunilla B. Toth

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the recent and emerging research involving chemical defences against herbivory in aquatic primary producers. It provides an overview of plant chemical defence theories and ... More


Urbanization and Ecological Change in Milwaukee County

Lawrence A. Leitner, John H. Idzikowski, and Gary S. Casper

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter asks, how has Milwaukee County changed? This area is typical of metropolitan areas elsewhere, where centuries of dense human settlement have eroded natural habitats and the species they ... More


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