Measuring Plant Diversity. Lessons from the field.

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Measuring Plant Diversity. Lessons from the field. Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 408 Illustrations and other contents: 120 line illustrations, halftones, tables ISBN: 9780195172331 Categories: , ,

Rapidly invading plant species from other countries are a great threat to wildlife habitat, placing more native plant species on threatened and endangered lists. This book offers alternatives to the approaches, designs, and techniques of the past that were chiefly designed for dominant species and other purposes. The author focuses on field techniques that move beyond classifying, mapping, and measuring plant diversity for relatively homogeneous communities. This book complements methods for measuring the biomass and cover of dominant plant species to include species are sparse, rare, and patchily distributed.

9780195172331
Hardback

Weight1 kg
"If you need to measure the diversity of plants (or other taxa for that matter), the many lessons in this book should not be ignored." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 83 "Well written 'how to' book on current techniques to measure plant diversity in space and time...An indispensable resource for all science libraries."--CHOICE "This is an indispensable resource for all science libraries."--Choice

Author Biography

Thomas J. Stohlgren is Invasive Species Science Branch Chief, U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center, and Senior Scientist and Affiliate Faculty Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University.