Dynamics of Weed Populations (Hardback)
  • Dynamics of Weed Populations (Hardback)

Dynamics of Weed Populations (Hardback)

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Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 24/11/1995
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What are the ecological attributes of weeds that confer the ability to interfere with human activities? Roger Cousens and Martin Mortimer place weed management within an ecological context, with the focus on the manipulation of population size. The dynamics of abundance and spatial distribution are considered at both geographic and local scales. The basic processes of dispersal, reproduction and mortality are described, together with the factors that influence them. Management is shown to modify patterns of behaviour that are intrinsic to populations. Attention is given to the evolution and management of resistance to herbicides. This book provides weed science with the conceptual basis that has previously been lacking. It also gives ecologists access to the extensive database on the population ecology of weeds.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521496490
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 619 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 24 mm

'... most timely and laudable ... as a review of weed population ecology, it is very valuable ... understandable and insightful ... Cousens and Mortimer have provided a springboard for fresh thinking.' Nicholas Jordan, Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'... stimulating and of value'. R. W. Snaydon, Journal of Agricultural Science
"This approach to plant populations gives us a strong conceptual background from which to limit weeds and understand the control of plant distributions and numbers." Choice
"...excellent in that, as the authors state,'it provides weed scientists with a conceptual framework' for weed management, based on weed biology....remarkably free of jargon...well written and lively. This highly recommended book could be the basis of such a course anywhere where agriculture is taught." Weed Technology
"This volume by Roger Cousens and Martin Mortimer is the first text to review research efforts on weed-population ecology....This book is a must read for weed scientists, but may be of equal value to plant ecologists." Fred Gould, American Scientist
"For plant ecologists, this book offers an excellent introduction into the recent agricultural literature relating to plant population biology." David A. Pyke, Ecology

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