In this second edition, the structure of the book has been completely revised, moving from the small scale to the large scale, in keeping with contemporary teaching methods. This fresh approach allows consideration of several new and important topics such as plant secondary chemistry, herbivory, sex, and breeding systems. Additional chapters address topical applied issues in plant ecology including global warming, pollution and biodiversity.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Photosynthesis (Harold A Mooney and James R Ehleringer).
Plant Water Relations (John Grace).
Nutrient acquisition (Alastair Fitter).
Life History and Environment (Michael J Crawley).
Plant Secondary Metabolism (Jeffrey B Harborne).
Sex (Michael J Crawley).
Seed Dormancy (Mark Rees).
Mechanisms of Plant Competition (David Tilman).
Ecology of Pollination and Seed Dispersal (Henry F Howe and Lynn C Westley).
Plant Chemistry and Herbivory, or Why the World is Green (Susan E Hartley and Clive G Jones).
The Structure of Plant Populations (Michael J Hutchings).
Plant Population Dynamics (Andrew R Watkinson).
Plant–Herbivore Dynamics (Michael J Crawley).
The Structure of Plant Communities (Michael J Crawley).
Dynamics of Plant Communities (Stephen W Pacala).
Plants in Trophic Webs (James P Grover and Robert D Holt).
Plants and Pollution (Mike Ashmore).
Climate Change and Vegetation (J Philip Grime).
Biodiversity (Michael J Crawley).