Science

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual

Author: K.R. Shivanna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132220039

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Successful reproduction is the basis not only for the stability of the species in their natural habitat but also for productivity of our crop plants. Therefore, knowledge on reproductive ecology of wild and cultivated plants is important for effective management of our dwindling biodiversity and for the sustainability and improvement of the yield in crop species. Conservation and management of our plant diversity is going to be a major challenge in the coming decades, particularly in the tropical countries which are rich in biodiversity. Reproductive failure is the main driver for pushing a large number of tropical species to vulnerable category. Available data on reproductive ecology on tropical species is very limited and there is an urgent need to initiate research on these lines. A major limitation for the beginners to take up research is the absence of simple concise work manuals that provide step-wise procedures to study all aspects of reproductive ecology. The Manual fills this void. Over 60 protocols described in the manual cover the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology - study sites and species, phenology, floral morphology and sexuality, pollen and pistil biology, pollination ecology, breeding system, seed biology, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Each chapter gives a concise conceptual account of the topic before describing the protocols. The Manual caters to researchers, teachers and students who are interested in any aspect of reproductive ecology of flowering plants -- botanists, ecologists, agri-horticulturists, foresters, entomologists, plant breeders and conservation biologists.
Science

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: Patterns and Processes

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: Patterns and Processes

Author: Rajesh Tandon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811542107

Category: Science

Page: 413

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Sexual reproduction is the predominant mode of perpetuation for flowering plant species. Investigating the reproductive strategies of plants has grown to become a vast area of research and, in crop plants, covers events from flowering to fruit and seed development; in wild species, it extends up to seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Thus, reproduction determines the extent of yield in crop plants and, in wild plants, also determines the efficacy of recruiting new adults to the population, making this field important both from fundamental and applied plant biology perspectives. Moreover, in light of the growing concerns regarding food and nutritional security for the growing population and preserving biological diversity, reproductive biology of flowering plants has acquired special significance. Extensive studies on various facets of reproduction are being carried out around the world. However, these studies are scattered across research journals and reviews from diverse areas of biology. The present volume covers the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology, from phenology and floral biology, to sexuality and pollination biology/ecology including floral rewards, breeding systems, apomixis and seed dispersal. In turn, transgene flow, its biosafety and mitigation approaches, and the ‘global pollinator crisis’, which has become a major international concern in light of the urgent need to sustain crop yield and biodiversity, are discussed in detail. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers of botany, zoology, ecology, agriculture and forestry, as well as conservation biologists.
Technology & Engineering

The pollination of cultivated plants: A compendium for practitioners

The pollination of cultivated plants: A compendium for practitioners

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251305065

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

View: 708

More than twenty years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations contributed to the growing recognition of the role of pollination in agricultural production, with the publication of “The Pollination of Cultivated Plants in the Tropics”. Since that time, the appreciation of pollinators has grown, alongside the realization that we stand to lose them. But our knowledge and understanding of crop pollination, pollinator biology, and best management practices has also expanded over this time. This volume is the second of two “compendiums for practitioners”, sharing expert knowledge on all dimensions of crop pollination in both temperate and tropical zones. The focus in this second volume is on management, study and research tools and techniques.
Science

Experimental Manipulations to Predict Future Plant Phenology

Experimental Manipulations to Predict Future Plant Phenology

Author: Yongshuo Fu

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889665365

Category: Science

Page:

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Nature

Mutualistic Interactions between Flowering Plants and Animals

Mutualistic Interactions between Flowering Plants and Animals

Author: Palatty Allesh Sinu

Publisher: Manipal Universal Press

ISBN: 9789382460268

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 996

The plant-animal interactions, both mutualistic and antagonistic, play a crucial role in the diversification of plants and animals, and are important in functioning of communities in their natural habitats. The mutual interactions between the flowering plants and the animals, in pollination and seed dispersal, largely determine the reproductive success of the flowering plants. Maintenence of these eco-services is critical for the sustainability of our biodiversity. India,with its rich biodiversity and leveling of crop yields in recent years would benefit from research in the area of plant-animal interactions. This volume includes chapters on various aspects of mutualistic plant-animal interactions. In particular the fundamental and applied aspects of ecoservices – pollination and seed dispersal are covered comprehensively. It also covers tritrophic interaction and the potential of genomics in studies on the plant-animal interactions. The book will be of interest to post-graduate students, teachers and researchers in the areas of Biology, Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Agri-horticulture, Forestry, and Conservation Biology.
Medical

Climate Change and Allergy, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, E-Book

Climate Change and Allergy, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, E-Book

Author: Jae Won Oh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323793865

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 503

This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Jae Won Oh, is devoted to Climate Change and Allergy. Articles in this issue include: Climate change and air pollution: Effects on respiratory allergy, Climate change and its direct and indirect effects on the allergy epidemic, Climate change, aeroallergens and allergic disease: the view from the southern hemisphere, Allergenic pollen season variations in the past two decades under changing climate in the United States, Climate Change and Pollen Allergy in India and the other South Asian Countries, Climate change: extreme weather events in Australia and their impact on allergic diseases, Climate change, air pollution and biodiversity in Asia Pacific and impact on allergic diseases, The Role of Extreme Weather and Climate Events on Asthma Outcomes, Insect migration and changes in venom allergy due to climate change, The impact of climate change on pollen allergy and sensitization rate to pollen, Effect of Climate Change on Allergenic Airborne Pollen in Japan for people with pollen allergy, Forecast for pollen allergy, and more.
Nature

Plant Biodiversity

Plant Biodiversity

Author: Abid A Ansari

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780646947

Category: Nature

Page: 628

View: 826

Results of regular monitoring of the species diversity and structure of plant communities is used by conservation biologists to help understand impacts of perturbations caused by humans and other environmental factors on ecosystems worldwide. Changes in plant communities can, for example, be a reflection of increased levels of pollution, a response to long-term climate change, or the result of shifts in land-use practices by the human population. This book presents a series of essays on the application of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and solve problems in biodiversity conservation. It has been written by a large international team of researchers and uses case studies and examples from all over the world, and from a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The book is aimed at any graduate students and researchers with a strong interest in plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment, plant community ecology, biodiversity conservation, and the environmental impacts of human activities on ecosystems.
Forests and forestry

Tropical Tree Seed Manual

Tropical Tree Seed Manual

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P008293535

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 899

View: 328

Agriculture

Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazziannum)

Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazziannum)

Author: M. Cock

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845932077

Category: Agriculture

Page: 324

View: 556

The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe creating serious environmental and health problems. This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and will facilitate improved management. It is an invaluable resource for both practitioner and student, and covers topics including taxonomy, genetics, reproduction, population ecology, and invasion dynamics. It also reviews the possibilities of mechanical, chemical and biological control.
Nature

The Woody Plant Seed Manual

The Woody Plant Seed Manual

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: Forest Service

ISBN: MINN:30000009395322

Category: Nature

Page: 1223

View: 600

House & Home

The Woody Plant Seed Manual Part I

The Woody Plant Seed Manual Part I

Author: Franklin T. Bonner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329126732

Category: House & Home

Page: 155

View: 239

The first comprehensive handbook on the seeds of trees and shrubs produced by the USDA Forest Service was USDA Misc. Pub. 654, Woody-Plant Seed Manual. The manuscript was ready for publication in 1941, but World War II delayed publication until 1948. The boom in tree planting in the 1950s and 1960s created a large demand for seeds and exposed the gaps in our knowledge concerning production and quality of seeds of woody plants in general. The 1974 Handbook proved to be very popular both in this country and abroad, leading to five printings and translations in several other languages. More than a quarter-century after its publication, however, numerous advances in tree seed technology have dictated that a new revision is needed; the result is the current volume. Part I contains information on how to get seeds and raise seedlings. Get Your Copy Now.

The Woody Plant Seed Manual, Agriculture Handbook 727, July 2008

The Woody Plant Seed Manual, Agriculture Handbook 727, July 2008

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02850989J

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