Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Weed ecology in natural and agricultural systems.

Book cover for Weed ecology in natural and agricultural systems.

Description

This text book introduces ecological principles, relating them to weed science and weed management. The ecological principles are illustrated by examples taken from weed and invasive species literature. The book is divided into four main sections: population ecology (6 chapters), interactions between populations (3 chapters), community ecology (4 chapters) and a conclusion about the importance of ...

Chapter 11 (Page no: 181)

Basic community concepts and diversity.

This chapter addresses aspects of community structure and diversity (number and relative abundances of species in a community), describes how to define and delineate communities, and discusses patterns, causes and consequences of diversity.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ecology of weeds. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Describing the distribution and abundance of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) The structure and dynamics of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Sexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 63) Asexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) From seed to seedling. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 101) Growing up, getting old and dying. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Interactions between populations I: competition and allelopathy. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) Interactions among populations II: herbivory, parasitism and mutualisms. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 155) Studying populations and their interactions. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 207) Community dynamics: succession and assembly. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 235) Plant invasions. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 255) Studying community structure and dynamics. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 277) The importance of weed ecology to management. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.