A Plant Ecology & Physiology Literature Guide: What to Read by the Ones that Write on it

Monday, May 22, 2006

Vascular Epiphytes

Recommendation by: PD Dr. Gerhard Zotz. Institute of Botany. University of Basel, Switzerland.

Journal articles

Cardelús, C., Colwell, R.K. & Watkins jr, J.E. (2006) Vascular epiphyte distribution patterns: explaining the mid-elevation richness peak. Journal of Ecology 94, 144.

Nadkarni, N.M. & Solano, R. (2002) Potential effects of climate change on canopy communities in a tropical cloud forest: an experimental approach. Oecologia 131, 580-586.

Zotz, G. & Hietz, P. (2001) The ecophysiology of vascular epiphytes: current knowledge, open questions. Journal of Experimental Botany 52, 2067-2078.

Ackerman, J.D., Sabat, A. & Zimmerman, J.K. (1996) Seedling establishment in an epiphytic orchid: an experimental study of seed limitation. Oecologia 106, 192-198.

Gentry, A.H. & Dodson, C.H. (1987) Diversity and biogeography of neotropical vascular epiphytes. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74, 205-233.

Zotz, G. (2005) Vascular epiphytes in the temperate zones - a review. Plant Ecology 176, 173-183.

Books

Benzing, D.H. (1990) Vascular epiphytes. General biology and related biota. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Benzing, D.H. (2000) Bromeliaceae - Profile of an adaptive radiation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Other reviews (in Spanish)

Andrade, J.L., Graham, E.A. & Zotz, G. (2004) Determinantes morfofisiológicos y ambientales de la distribución de epífitas en el dosel de bosques. Fisiología Ecológica en Plantas (Cabrera, H.M. ed.), pp. 139-156. Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.

Zotz, G. & Andrade, J.L. (2002) La ecología y la fisiología de las epífitas y las hemiepífitas. Ecología y Conservación de Bosques Neotropicales (Guariguata, M.R. & Kattan, G.H. eds.), pp. 271-296. Libro Universitario Regional del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

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