Lichen Biology

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Juni 2008



Fully updated with four new chapters, this second edition is a valuable lichenology reference for students and researchers.


Preface T. H. Nash III; 1. Introduction T. H. Nash III; 2. Photobionts T. Friedl and B. Budel; 3. Mycobionts R. Honegger; 4. Thallus morphology and anatomy B. Budel and C. Scheidegger; 5. Morphogenesis R. Honegger; 6. Sexual reproduction in lichen-forming ascomycetes R. Honegger and S. Scherrer; 7. Biochemistry and secondary metabolites J. A. Elix and E. Stocker-Worgotter; 8. Stress physiology and the symbiosis R. P. Beckett, I. Kranner and F. V. Minibayeva; 9. Physiological ecology of carbon dioxide exchange T. G. A. Green, T. H. Nash III and O. L. Lange; 10. The carbon economy of lichens K. Palmqvist, L. Dahlman, A. Jonsson and T. H. Nash III; 11. Nitrogen, its metabolism and potential contribution to ecosystems T. H. Nash III; 12. Nutrients, elemental accumulation and mineral cycling T. H. Nash III; 13. Individuals and populations of lichens D. Fahselt; 14. Environmental role of lichens M. R. D. Seaward; 15. Lichen sensitivity to air pollution T. H. Nash III; 16. Lichen biogeography D. J. Galloway; 17. Systematics of lichenized fungi A. Tehler and M. Wedin; Appendix. Culture methods for lichens and lichen symbionts E. Stocker-Worgotter and A. Hager; References; Index.


Thomas H. Nash III is Professor of Plant Biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He has over 35 years teaching experience in Ecology, Lichenology and Statistics, and has taught in Austria (Fulbright Fellowship) and conducted research in Australia, Germany (junior and senior von Humbolt Foundation fellowships), Mexico and South America, and the USA. He has co-authored five previous books and over 200 scientific articles.


From a review of the first edition: '... provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fascinating world of lichens ... a well written book with information presented in a way that is easy to grasp ... has the potential to fulfill the author's intention not only to attract lichenologists, but also students and scientists in related fields.' S. Dietz, Journal of Experimental Botany '... an extremely detailed review of current knowledge ... a new dimension to study.' British Ecological Society TEG News 'I have no reservations in recommending it.' David L. Hawksworth, Trends in Plant Science '... research workers and university teachers ... will find it a valuable and up-to-date resource.' P. D. Crittenden, Journal of Applied Phycology '... an excellent book.' D. C. Smith, Journal of New Phytology 'Nobody has done more than Thomas Nash, III to demonstrate that lichens are living, breathing creatures ... A review volume of this sort is both a challenge and a credit to its editor'. S. Hammer, Trends in Microbiology 'This book is learned in style and is avowedly aimed at the specialist, whether amateur or professional. I would add that it should be an essential reference for serious students, project researchers, and teachers of lichenology, It is a very timely an up-to-date summary of the state of lichenological studies.' Lichen Biology 'This new edition is most welcome ... a work all mycological (including lichenological) libraries should have available for consultation on their shelves.' Mycological Research
EAN: 9780521871624
ISBN: 052187162X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 486 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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