The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Hardcover | February 11, 2014

EditorFrank Gilliam

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Over the last decade, the field of plant ecology has significantly developed and expanded, especially in research concerning the herb layer and ground vegetation of forests. This revised second edition of The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America accounts for that growth,presenting research that approaches the ecology of the herb layer of forests from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. The book synthesizes the research of top ecologists and biologists on herbaceous layer structure, composition, and dynamics of a variety of forest ecosystem types in easternNorth America. The 2003 first edition of The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America was praised for containing the most extensive listing of herb-layer literature in existence. This second edition brings this material up to date, revised to include current research and data. The book incorporatesquantitative data to support analyses that was previously unavailable during the publication of the first edition. Also featured are six entirely new chapters, focused on the response of the herbaceous layer to a wide variety of natural and anthropogenic disturbances.Building on the over 1,200 references and sources of the first edition, the second edition of The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America is an invaluable resource for plant ecologists, forest ecologists, and conservationists.

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Over the last decade, the field of plant ecology has significantly developed and expanded, especially in research concerning the herb layer and ground vegetation of forests. This revised second edition of The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America accounts for that growth,presenting research that approaches the ecology of...

Frank Gilliam is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Marshall University, teaching courses in ecology and plant ecology. His research interests lie at the interface between terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199837651

ISBN - 13:9780199837656

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1. Frank S. Gilliam: The Herbaceous Layer-The Forest Between the Trees2. Robet N. Muller: Nutrient Relations of the Herbaceous Layer in Deciduous Forest Ecosystems3. Howard S. Neufield and Donald R. Young: Ecophysiology of the Herbaceous Layer in Temperate Deciduous ForestsChapter 3 Appendix4. Wendy B. Anderson: Interactions of nutrient effects with other biotic factors in the herbaceous layer5. Carol Goodwillie and Claudia L. Jolls: Mating Systems and Floral Biology of the Herb Layer: A Survey of Two Communities and the State of our Knowledge6. Claudia L. Jolls and Dennis Whigham: Populations and Threats to Rare Plants of the Herb LayerChapter 6 Appendix 1Chapter 6 Appendix 27. Brian C. McCarthy: The Herbaceous Layer of Eastern Old-Growth Deciduous Forests8. Susan W. Beatty: Habitat Heterogeneity and Maintenance of Species in Understory Communities9. Frank S. Gilliam and Mark R. Roberts: Interactions Between the Herbaceous Layer and Overstory Canopy of Eastern Forests10. Robert K. Peet, Kyle A. Palmquist and Samantha M. Tessel: Herbaceous layer species richness of southeastern forests and woodlands11. Robert K. Peet, Norman L. Christensen and Frank S. Gilliam: Temporal Patterns in Herbaceous Layer Communities of the North Carolina Piedmont12. Louis De Grandpreu Yves Bergeron, Nicole J. Fenton, Thuy Nguyen, Catherine Boudreault and Pierre Grondin: Composition and Dynamics of the Understory Vegetation in the Boreal Forests of QuebecChapter 12 Appendix13. Mark R. Roberts and Frank S. Gilliam: Response of the Herbaceous Layer to Disturbance in Eastern Forests14. Lisa O. George and Fahhri A. Bazzaz: The Herbaceous Layer as a Filtering Determining Spatial Pattern in Forest Tree Regeneration15. James O. Luken: Forest Invasions: Perceptions, Impacts and Management Questions16. Donald M. Waller: Effects of Deer on Forest Herb Layers17. Walter P. Carson, Alejandro A. Royo and Chris J. Peterson: A Case Study of Chronic Deer Overbrowsing Throughout the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania18. Julie L. Wyatt and Miles R. Silman: Long-Term Effects on Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians19. Kathryn M. Flinn: Agricultural Legacies in Forest Herb Communities20. Frank S. Gilliam: Effects of Excess Nitrogen Deposition on the Herbaceous Layer of Eastern North American Forests21. Jesse Bellamore and David A. Moeller: Climate Change and Forest Herbs of Temperate Deciduous ForestsChapter 21 Appendix22. Frank S. Gilliam: The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous LayerReferencesFirst Edition References