Introduction to Bryophytes – Paperback


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Introduction to Bryophytes – Paperback Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press
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Pages: 328 Illustrations and other contents: 16 Plates, color; 82 Halftones, unspecified ISBN: 9780521700733 Categories: ,

This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge of bryophyte biology, making it ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as amateur botanists. Summarises the diversity of bryophytes and outline recent advances in our understanding of their evolutionary history, their ecological roles and preferences, their distribution patterns and conservation needs. The text is highly illustrated throughout, with boxed summaries of topics of current relevance in bryophyte biology, and a glossary of technical terms.

• Boxed essays summarise topics of current relevance in bryophyte biology • Gives a modern perspective on bryophyte systematics with chapters on conservation, pollution, and evolution • Provides a bridge to the more advanced treatment given in Goffinet and Shaw’s Bryophyte Biology (2nd edition, 2008, Cambridge University Press)

16 plates, 241 figures, 312 pages
Size: 246 x 189 mm
Weight: 0.65 kg

Weight0.65 kg



"The text is very readable and assumes no prior knowledge of bryology..." S.L. Timme, Choice Magazine

Author Biography

Alain Vanderpoorten is a Research Associate of the Belgian Funds for Scientific Research at the University of Liège, Belgium, where he teaches molecular systematics, biogeography, and landscape ecology. His research presently focuses on the evolution of endemism. Bernard Goffinet is an Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. His current research spans chloroplast genome evolution in liverworts, the phylogenetic history of mosses, and the systematics of lichen-forming fungi. He teaches bryophyte and lichen biology and green plant evolution.