Defensive Plant Coloration : Anti-Herbivory Plant Coloration and Morphology


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Defensive Plant Coloration : Anti-Herbivory Plant Coloration and Morphology Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag
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Pages: 385 Illustrations and other contents: 169 Illustrations, color; XXIII, 385 p. 169 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783319420943 Categories: , ,

This is the first and only book focusing on defensive plant coloration (aposematism, camouflage, mimicry and other types of defensive visual signalling and deception demonstrated by 170 colour photos). It illuminates many overlooked aspects of plant evolution and ecology.
This book aims to provoke and stimulate students and scientists studying plant-animal interactions to consider visual plant defences against herbivores, especially in the development of greener agricultural practices.
This book outlines the basics of visual plant defences against herbivorous animals in order to establish this neglected area of plant evolution and ecology as an ordered branch of plant biology

Weight0.9 kg



Author Biography

Prof. Simcha Lev-Yadun Department of Biology and Environment,Faculty of Natural Sciences,University of Haifa- Oranim, Tivon 36006 Israel Major Research Interests: The beginning of agriculture: The biology and genetics of plant‎‎ domestication.‎ The ecology and evolution of defensive vegetative coloration in plants.‎Developmental processes in plants: meristematic activity and its ecology‎‎ and regulation, fate of apical meristems, homeosis, pattern formation.Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for the biology of trees.‎Biology and ecology of trees and other woody plants.‎Palaeoecology: Dendrochronology, identification of botanical material‎‎ from archaeological excavations, reconstruction of palaeoenvironments.‎