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By Ahmad Hegazy,Jonathan Lovett-Doust

This complex textbook explores the exciting plants and plant ecology of the center East, framed through a altering barren region panorama, international weather swap, and the arc of human historical past. This giant quarter has been mostly under-recognized, under-studied, and positively under-published, due partly to the demanding situations posed to investigate by way of political disputes and human clash, and a treatise at the topic is now well timed. The booklet integrates center japanese plant geography and
its significant drivers (geo-tectonics, seed and fruit dispersal, plant useful kinds, etc.) with the foundations of plant ecology. The authors contain the various really expert variations to abandon and dryland ecosystems together with succulence, water-conserving photosynthesis, and a notable variety of other
life historical past ideas. They discover the formation of 'climate relicts', and describe the lengthy heritage of domestication within the quarter including the numerous reciprocal results of agriculture on plant ecology. The booklet concludes via discussing conservation within the sector, highlighting 5 neighborhood biodiversity hotspots the place the demanding situations of desertification, habitat loss, and different threats to plant biodiversity are relatively acute.

Plant Ecology within the heart East is a well timed synthesis of the sector, atmosphere a brand new baseline for destiny study. it's important studying for either undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in plant ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity, and conservation, and also will be of curiosity and use to a pro viewers of botanists, conservation biologists, and practitioners operating in dryland ecosystems.

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