Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy

  • Uwe Hacke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jarmila Pittermann, James E. Watkins, Katharine L. Cary, Eric Schuettpelz, Craig Brodersen, Alan R. Smith et al.
    Pages 1-37
  3. Uwe G. Hacke, Barbara Lachenbruch, Jarmila Pittermann, Stefan Mayr, Jean-Christophe Domec, Paul J. Schulte
    Pages 39-75
  4. Uwe G. Hacke
    Pages 103-131
  5. Anna L. Jacobsen, F. Daniela Rodriguez-Zaccaro, Tamani F. Lee, Jessica Valdovinos, Hayden S. Toschi, Justin A. Martinez et al.
    Pages 133-162
  6. Frank W. Ewers, Julieta A. Rosell, Mark E. Olson
    Pages 163-188
  7. R. Brandon Pratt, Marta I. Percolla, Anna L. Jacobsen
    Pages 189-207
  8. William R. L. Anderegg, Frederick C. Meinzer
    Pages 235-253
  9. Lawren Sack, Christine Scoffoni, Daniel M. Johnson, Thomas N. Buckley, Timothy J. Brodribb
    Pages 255-271
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


This book analyzes what is currently known about functional and ecological xylem anatomy. In addition to serving as a source of information to professionals, instructors, and advanced students in plant science and forestry, the inherent beauty of xylem that is apparent in many images will be a source of inspiration to readers who are not yet familiar with the topic. This work offers a unique combination of scientific insight based on thorough experimental work and beautiful images, which often speak for themselves. The beauty of xylem is evident at different scales; from views of striking tree ring patterns and vascular networks in fern fronds, conifer needles, and angiosperm leaves, to microscopic images of developing pits. Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy not only serves as a source of information, but also of inspiration.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Hacke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Renewable ResourcesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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