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Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis


Biological diversity, the variety of living things on Earth, is traditionally viewed as a diversity of taxa, species in particular. But other facets of diversity should be considered to address issues pertaining to evolutionary and ecological processes. The aim of this book is to show the strengths of a functional approach to diversity to improve our understanding of the functioning of ecological systems and their components. The focus is on plants, which aremajor components of these systems, and forwhich the functional approach has led tomajor advances over the last 20 years. This book first ... More

Keywords: agroecology, biological diversity, community structure, comparative ecology, data management, ecosystem properties, ecosystem services, environment, plant traits, trait-based approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198757368
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Garnier, author
Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, France

Marie-Laure Navas, author
Professor of Ecology, Montpellier SupAgro, France

Karl Grigulis, author
Research Engineer, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, Université Joseph Fourier, France