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List of contributors; Preface; 1. The description and measurement of plant canopy structure G. S. Campbell and J. M. Norman; 2. Absorption of radiation by canopies and stand growth G. Russell; 3. Turbulent transfer in plant canopy M. R. Raupach; 4. Regional interactions between canopies and the atmosphere K. G. McNaughton; 5. Modelling the effects of nitrogen on canopy development and crop growth H. Van Keulen; 6. Canopies as populations J. L. Harper; 7. Diurnal leaf movements and productivity in canopies J. R. Ehleringer and I. N. Forseth; 8. Modules, models and meristems in plant architecture J. R. Porter; 9. Synthesis of canopy processes J. M. Norman; Index.

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This volume is a synthesis of current knowledge about the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies.


"Discussion of the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography, heliotropism, canopy architecture and modelling processes. Covers a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations." SciTech Book Newsu "...useful to agronomists and others interested in agricultural applications of 'canopy' growth and form." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology " of a small number of works that define the starting point for the plant biology of the next decade...To the extent that the book's purpose is to identify the range and introduce some of the research activities at the canopy level, it is very successful. The book is interesting, accessible and timely." American Scientist

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