"Overall, this is a surprisingly easy to read, remarkably thorough, and balanced textbook. The author has focused less on exhausting every aspect of plant ecology and more on creating a critical, engaging, multi-discliplinary, and pragmatic approach to some major aspects. The ultimate goal of this book seems to be to instruct and to train plant ecologists, and in this it will be successful."
Sean Hoban, Plant Sciences Bulletin
Plants make up 99 percent of the world's living matter, provide food and shelter, and control the Earth's climate. The study of plants is therefore essential to understanding the biological functioning of the Earth. This vibrant basic textbook integrates important classical themes with newer ideas, examples, models and data.