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In a fine chapter on the ecophysiology of ecosystem processes, we learn that the controls on ecosystem productivity include temperature, rainfall, soil nutrients, parent rocks, drainage, topography, fire, successional age, grazing, symbionts, canopy structure and albedo, and plant traits including palatability, leaf area index, litter quality and root exudates.
I've probably missed a few as well, but nowhere is much in fact any space wasted on the effects of biodiversity. If local biodiversity has any effect on productivity, it can only be measured in circumstances where the controls on productivity in the real world have been carefully eliminated.
The authors don't always get it right. For example, they are too ready to accept the role of allelopathy in the success of the invasive Centaurea maculosa , despite studies that cast serious doubt on this phenomenon Qin et al.
Generally, however, wherever you look in this book, important topics are examined with thoroughness and clarity. You will not find a better account of how nutrient uptake strategies vary with soil nutrient status, and why even mycorrhizas are not enough when the going gets really tough.
The authors are also good at drawing attention to important areas where little is known, but where we can expect to discover much more in the future. We are left in little doubt that in a third edition the section on endosymbionts will be much longer, and no doubt contain some quite unforeseen surprises.
Two minor complaints. One is that the index does not contain any plants or animals, which is annoying if you're looking for information on Plantago or Casuarina.
I've also seen some odd printing errors over the years, but new to me is an index in my copy that has completely lost the letter R, so if you want to know about respiration, roots or rubisco, you're on your own. Minor quibbles apart, however, this is a very fine book indeed, and one that should be read by all plant ecologists, not just those who call themselves ecophysiologists.
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