Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes

£49.00

Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 502 Illustrations and other contents: 45 Halftones, unspecified; 66 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9780521696890 Categories: ,

The editors are both eminent authorities with a strong history in research and publication in fern biology. The book provides a comprehensive overview of this important group of vascular land plants, differing from other books in this area which are more specifically focused. Each chapter is organized to review past work, explore current questions, and suggest productive directions for interested investigators.

Weight1.04 kg
'This book will be indispensable for complementing any fern biology or systematics courses still taught at university. It will provide essential background information for those beginning research in any of the areas covered.' Annals of Botany '... an excellent summary of recent knowledge and advances in research of ferns and lycophytes. This book fills a major gap in the literature of the past decade and provides a modern overview of the biology and evolution of these fascinating plants.' Folia Geobotanica "The most closely related book is the 1938 Manual of Pteridology edited by Frans Verdoorn, so this is a long-overdue summary of the up-to-date understanding of ferns and lycophytes." L.G. Kavaljian, Choice "I enthusiastically recommend this readable and authoritative book to scholars interested in the latest research on ferns." Linda Graham, Plant Science Bulletin

Author Biography

Tom A. Ranker received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Kansas. He is President of the International Association of Pteridologists (2005-11) and is a past President of the American Fern Society. From 1990 to 2007, Dr Ranker was the Curator of Botany at the Museum of Natural History and a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Beginning in 2008 he joined he faculty of the Department of Botany, University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Honolulu. Christopher H. Haufler received his Ph.D. in Botany from Indiana University. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr Haufler held post-doctoral positions at Harvard University and at the Missouri Botanical Garden before becoming a faculty member at the University of Kansas in 1979, where he has been ever since. He is currently President of the Botanical Society of America and Past President of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the American Fern Society. He has received a Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America.