Geographical Changes in Vegetation and Plant Functional Types

  • Andrew M. Greller
  • Kazue Fujiwara
  • Franco Pedrotti

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Problems of Vegetation Interpretation

  3. Global Aspects of Plant Function

  4. Regional Vegetation Types and Distribution, Prehistoric Landscapes

  5. Vegetation and Plant Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Linda Mertelmeyer, James D. Jacobi, Hans Juergen Boehmer, Dieter Mueller-Dombois
      Pages 291-301
    3. Anamaria Roman, Dan Gafta, Tudor-Mihai Ursu, Vasile Cristea
      Pages 303-332
    4. Marcello Martinelli, Franco Pedrotti
      Pages 347-359

About this book


This book presents studies on current vegetation topics, from polar to tropical regions. It is a festschrift to mark the 70th birthday of Prof. Elgene O. Box, who has studied vegetation all over the world, both through fieldwork and modeling. It reflects a number of his interests, including basic ecological plant forms (cf ‘plant functional types’), temperate-zone forests, and evergreen versus seasonal patterns. Section 1 discusses the concept of vegetation series, while Section 2 has two global-scale chapters on plant functional traits and whether they are related more to climate or phylogeny. Section 3 has nine chapters focusing on vegetation history, regional vegetation, and how these have influenced current species organizations and distributions. Regions treated include Russia, China, the USA, Mexico and Mediterranean areas. Lastly, Section 4 addresses aspects of vegetation change and plant ecology. Every chapter in this unique book offers original ideas on the topic of vegetation, as the authors are assembled from a world-wide population of leading vegetational ecologists, whose interests range from local communities to global theoretical questions.


Vegetation Science Plant and Vegetation Functions Plant Geography Prehistorical Landscape in Europe Sphagnum Wetland in China Beech Forests in Eastern United States Mediterranean forests Metrosideros Rainorests in Hawaii Pteroceltis Forest in China Autoecological and Synecological Resilience Elgene O. Box Vegetational ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew M. Greller
    • 1
  • Kazue Fujiwara
    • 2
  • Franco Pedrotti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyQueens College, CUNYFlushingUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School in NanobioscienceYokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Botany and EcologyUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

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