The Phytogeography of Northern Europe: British Isles, Fennoscandia, and Adjacent Areas
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The Phytogeography of Northern Europe: British Isles, Fennoscandia, and Adjacent Areas

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ISBN-13:
9780521035590
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2007
Seiten:
312
Autor:
Eilif Dahl
Gewicht:
558 g
Format:
246x189x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface John Birks; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Climate; 3. Edaphic factors; 4. The geological history of the present European flora; 5. The atlantic and oceanic elements; 6. The thermophilic element; 7. The boreal element; 8. The arctic, alpine and montane elements; 9. Endemic, disjunct and centric distribution patterns; 10. Anthropochorous plants; Appendices; References; Index.
Eilif Dahl, who died in 1993, had one of the most original and creative minds in plant geography. His approach went far beyond the description of distribution patterns and the establishment of correlations between distributions and particular climatic variables. His understanding of physiological mechanisms that influenced and controlled the observed distributional patterns was a key feature of his numerous ideas and hypotheses. He was also aware of the importance of history as an influence on present-day plant distribution, especially in arctic plants. In The Phytogeography of Northern Europe Dahl brings to bear his wide range of interests in physics, chemistry, geology, climatology, meteorology and mathematics, as well as plant ecology and plant systematics, to analyse and explain the distribution of individual plant taxa across north-western Europe. This book will stand as a testament to the ideas and inspiration of a fine scientist.