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Perspectives on plant competition

Author: James B Grace; David Tilman
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1990.
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Twenty contributions focus on how plants compete, and on the consequences of their competition, particularly as it affects the structure and dynamics of plant communities. Although a variety of  Read more...

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Perspectives on plant competition.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)644069941
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Grace; David Tilman
ISBN: 0122944526 9780122944529
OCLC Number: 19623580
Description: xiv, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Perspectives on the determinants of competitive success. Perspectives on plant competition : some introductory remarks / James Grace, David Tilman --
Apparent versus "real" competition in plants / Joseph H. Connell --
Components of resource competition in plant communities / Deborah E. Goldberg --
On the relationship between plant traits and competitive ability / James B. Grace --
The application of plant population dynamic models to understanding plant competition / John A. Silander, Jr., Stephen W. Pacala --
Competition and nutrient availability in heathland and grassland ecosystems / Frank Berendse, Wim Th. Elberse --
Mechanisms of plant competition for nutrients : the elements of a predictive theory of competition / David Tilman --
Allelopathy, Koch's postulates, and the neck riddle / G. Bruce Williamson --
The role of competition in community structure. On the effects of competition : from monocultures to mixtures / L.G. Firbank, A.R. Watkinson --
Phytoplankton nutrient competition--
from laboratory to lake / U. Sommer. (cont.) Community theory and competition in vegetation / M.P. Austin --
Plant-plant interactions in successional environments / F.A. Bazzaz --
Competitive hierarchies and centrifugal organization in plant communities / Paul A. Keddy --
Disorderliness in plant communities : comparisons, causes, and consequences / Norma L. Fowler --
The role of competition in structuring pasture communities / Roy Turkington, Loyal A. Mehrhoff --
The role of competition in agriculture / S.R. Radosevich, M.L. Roush --
The impact of herbivores, parasites, and symbionts on competition. The mediation of competition by mycorrhizae in successional and patchy environments / Edith B. Allen, Michael F. Allen --
The impact of parasitic and mutualistic fungi on competitive interactions among plants / Keith Clay --
Herbivore influences on plant performance and competitive interactions / Svaťa M. Louda, Kathleen H. Keeler, Robert D. Holt --
Predation, herbivory, and plant strategies along gradients of primary productivity / Lauri Oksanen.
Responsibility: edited by James B. Grace, David Tilman.

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