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Ecology of woodlands and forests : description, dynamics and diversity

Author: Peter Thomas; John R Packham
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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"Taking a functional rather than an ecosystem or a utilitarian approach, Thomas and Packham provide a concise account of the structure of woodlands and forests. Using examples from around the world - from polar treelines to savannas to tropical rain forests - the authors explain the structure of the soil and the hidden world of the roots and how the main groups of organisms that live within them interact both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Peter, 1957-
Ecology of woodlands and forests.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007299874
(OCoLC)123113773
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thomas; John R Packham
ISBN: 9780511335334 0511335334 0511334753 9780511334757 0511333420 9780511333422 9780511805578 0511805578 9780511334108 0511334109 1281040398 9781281040398 0511566883 9780511566882
OCLC Number: 212626607
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 528 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : forest basics --
Forest soils, climate and zonation --
Primary production and forest development --
Reproductive strategies of forest plants --
Biotic interactions --
Biodiversity in woodlands --
Decomposition and renewal --
Energy and nutrients --
Forest change and disturbance --
Working forests --
The future --
how will our forests change?
Responsibility: Peter A. Thomas and John R. Packham.
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