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The Anatomy of PalmsArecaceae - Palmae

The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Palms are an economically important group of plants and support major agronomic and horticultural industries, quite apart from their regional use in the cultures of many tropical countries as sources ... More

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

William Louis Stern

Mary Gregory and David F. Cutler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

For many years orchids have been among the most popular of ornamental plants, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers. ... More

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More

A Caribbean Forest TapestryThe Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Nicholas Brokaw, Todd Crowl, Ariel Lugo, William McDowell, Frederick Scatena, Robert Waide, and Michael Willig (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how ... More

Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Jaboury Ghazoul

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Asian tropical forests are among the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single tropical tree family, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families ... More

Dispersal in PlantsA Population Perspective

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

Domestication of Plants in the Old WorldThe origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199549061
eISBN:
9780191810046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549061.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The origin of agriculture is one of the defining events of human history. Some 11,000-10,000 years ago bands of hunter-gatherers started to abandon their high-mobility lifestyles in favour of growing ... More

Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

David Wainhouse

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198505648
eISBN:
9780191728150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505648.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book aims to provide a critical appraisal of the theory and practice of key methods of forest pest management. The appropriate application of these ‘ecological methods’ in the development of ... More

Floral Mimicry

Floral Mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Mimicry is a classic example of adaptation through natural selection. The traditional focus of mimicry research has been on defense in animals (protective mimicry), but there is now also a highly ... More

Forest Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques

Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Adrian Newton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Forest conservation has become one of the most important environmental issues currently facing humanity, as a result of widespread deforestation and forest degradation. Pressures on remaining natural ... More

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