The existence and competition of trees and shrubs to sustain and put forth growth under varied environmental conditions is dependent on the interactions that occur between the plant metabolic processes and the prevailing environmental conditions. In order to understand the productivity of trees and shrubs, it is a prerequisite to know the experimental techniques of these vital processes. This volume provides a comprehensive presentation of this topic.

The first part of this book deals with various aspects of experimental ecophysiology and recent research results of studies on plant pigments, epicuticular wax, leaf nutrients, carbon fixation, all supported by literature. The second part of the volume describes various laboratory techniques such as diffusion, imbibition, calorimetry, atomic absorption, mineral nutrition, nutrition analysis of forage, litterfall chemistry, nutrient cycle, etc. The third and fourth parts deal with advances in the techniques in the development of ecophysiology.

The book will serve as an important handbook and resource for students, faculty and teachers, technicians, and researchers and scientists involved in forest science dealing with ecophysiology and biochemistry of woody and crop plants.

Part 1: Experimental Ecophysiology And Biochemistry  1. Leaf Pigment  2. Leaf Epicuticular Wax  3. Leaf Nutrients  4. Carbon Fixation (Carbon Sequestration)  5. Wood Carbon and Nitrogen  6. Leaf /Wood Chemical Composition  Part 2: Laboratory Techniques Of Physiology And Biochemistry  7. Revision of Terminology and Laboratory Techniques  8. Diffusion and Osmosis  9. Imbibition of Seeds  10. Estimation of Water Potential in Potatoes from Changes in Weight and Volume  11. Influence of Ph on Coloration of Anthocyanin and Betalaine  12. Colorimetry as a Tool in Plant Physiology  13. Determination of Pigment Contents in Leaf Tissue  14. Water Relations  15. Spectroscopy of Atomic Absorption  16. Mineral Nutrition and Symptoms of Deficiency of Nutrients  17. Pigment Analysis of Leaves  18. Leaf Epicuticular Wax  19. Determination of Nutrients of Leaves (Macro and Micronutrients)  20. Nutritional Composition of Forage  21. Carbon Fixation (Carbon Sequestration)  22. Chemical Composition of Wood of Woody Plants  23. Litterfall Chemistry  24. Nutrient Cycle  25. Study of the Various Aspects of Mineral Nutrition, Accumulation, and Distribution of Micro- and Macro Elements in Woody Plants (Zolotovo Ekather, Russia)  26. Allied Microtechniques  Part 3:  27. Advances in Technology Development in Experimental Ecophysiology and Biochemistry  Part 4:  28. Modern Methods and Research Directions of Biochemistry of the Boreal Woody Plants  Ekaterina Zolotova and Natalya Ivanova