Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition remains the most authoritative resource in this multidisciplinary field. Extensively revised and updated, this book investigates plant structure and behavior across the ecological spectrum. It features the ecology and evolution of plant crowns and a

Methods in Comparative Functional Ecology. Ecological Significance of Inherent Variation in Relative Growth Rate. Architecture, Ecology, and Evolution of Plant Crowns. The Structure and Function of Root Systems. Water Relations and Hydraulic Architecture. Exploitation of Changing Environments. Acquisition, Use and Loss of Nutrients. Functional Attributes in Mediterranean-type Ecosystems. Tropical Forests: Structure, Nutrition, and Functional Groups. Plant Diversity in Tropical Forests. Arctic Ecology. Plant Life in Antarctica. Plant Interactions: Facilitation. Plant Interactions: Competition. Plant-herbivore Interactions: Beyond a Binary Vision. Ecology of Reproduction. Seed and Seedling Ecology. Soil Controls of Vegetation. Resistance to Air Pollutants. Molecular Ecology. Canopy Photosynthesis Modeling. Ecological Applications of Remote Sensing at Multiple Scales. Generalization in Functional Plant Ecology: the Species-Sampling Problem, Plant Ecology Strategy Schemes, and Phylogeny.