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Ecology and evolution of flowers.


Ecology and evolution of flowers.

Ed. by Lawrence D. Harder and Spencer C.H. Barrett.

Oxford U. Press


370 pages




Harder (biological sciences, U. of Calgary, Canada) and Barrett (botany, U. of Toronto, Canada) present a textbook that brings together 18 chapters aimed at graduate level students in plant ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity, and conservation. It covers recent advances in floral biology and different aspects of floral ecology and evolution. Chapters discuss the contributions of David G. Lloyd to the strategic analysis of plant reproduction, and build on his legacy to show the ecological function of flowers, the alternate evolutionary solutions for reproduction, and the process of adaptive diversification. Floral traits, ecological influences on reproductive adaptation, the evolutionary ecology of mating and sexual systems, and the role of floral biology in angiosperm diversification are explored. Contributors are biology, ecology, and biological sciences scholars from all over the world.

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