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Author Eagleson, Peter S.

Title Ecohydrology : Darwinian expression of vegetation form and function / Peter S. Eagleson
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 443 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction and overview -- pt. I. Biophysics. 2. Canopy structure. 3. Radiant fluxes. 4. Turbulent fluxes. 5. Thermal energy balance. 6. Water balance -- pt. II. Darwinian ecology. 7. Optimal canopy conductance. 8. Optimal bioclimate. 9. Natural habitats and climax communities. 10. Net primary productivity and ecotones. 11. Summary, speculations, and opportunities. App. A. Effect of crown shape on flow in canopy -- App. B. Estimation of potential evaporation from wet simple surfaces -- App. C. Water balance equations -- App. D. Characterization of exponential decay -- App. E. Transpiration as a productivity surrogate
Summary "Ecohydrology bridges the fields of hydrology and ecology and proposes new unifying principles derived from the concept of natural selection. It also has potential application in determining the response of vegetation to slow variations in climate. This book will therefore provide fascinating reading for graduate-level students and research scientists working in the fields of ecohydrology, hydroclimatology, forest ecology, and surface water hydrology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-428) and indexes
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Subject Ecohydrology.
Forest canopies.
Forest ecology.
Forest microclimatology.
Forest plants -- Ecophysiology.
Forest productivity.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002017395
ISBN 0511040830 (electronic bk.)
0511049781 (electronic bk.)
0511535686 (electronic bk.)
9780511040832 (electronic bk.)
9780511049781 (electronic bk.)
9780511535680 (electronic bk.)