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BIOL 474, Plant Ecology (4 credits)

Spring 2006 - Biology 474 - Syllabus - Introduction (PDF) - 2004 Final Presentation Guidelines (PDF) - Plant List - Plant Characteristics - Literature - Useful links


(USDA ID) USDA PLANTS Database || Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas || Flora of North America
Boreal borealforest.org || Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago || delta_key Families of Flowering Plants

Much of the literature used in the Plant Ecology class is available on line through the JSTOR journal archiving service. Each online document has a stable URL that will always link to the JSTOR archive and allow you to browse the document one page at a time. JSTOR also provides the articles as low (150 dpi) and high (600 dpi) resolution images saved as PDF files. Links to the low resolution PDF files are generally not provided if the high resolution files are under approximately 2,500 kb in size.

NOTE: The links may only function if the archive is accessed from a UAF network.

  1. Billings, W.D. 1952. The environmental complex in relation to plant growth and distribution. Quarterly Review of Biology. 27:251-265. PDF - Jstor link
  2. Bray, R.J., Curtis, J.T. 1957. An ordination of the upland forest communities of southern Wisconsin. Ecological Monographs. 27:(4):325-349. PDF - Jstor link
  3. Bryant, J.P., Provenza, F.P., Pastor, J., Reichardt, P.B., Clausen, T.P., du Toit, J.T. 1991. Interactions between woody plants and browsing mammals mediated by secondary metabolites. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 22:431-446. PDF - Jstor link
  4. Chapin, F.S., III, Johnson, D.A., McKendrick, J.D. 1980. Seasonal movement of nutrients in plants of differing growth form in an Alaskan tundra ecosystem: implications for herbivory. Journal of Ecology. 68:189-209. PDF - Jstor link
  5. Chapin, F.S.I., Walker, L.R., Fastie, C.L., Sharman, L.C. 1994. Mechanisms of primary succession following deglaciation at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Ecological Monographs. 64:(2):149-175. PDF - Jstor link
  6. Clements, F.E. 1936. Nature and structure of the climax. Journal of Ecology. 24:252-284. PDF - Jstor link
  7. Cottam, C., Curtis, J.T. 1956. The use of distance measures in phytosociologial sampling. Ecology. 37:451-460. PDF - Jstor link
  8. Cowles, H.C. 0000. The ecological relations of the vegetation on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Part 1. Geographical Relations of the Dune Floras. Botanical Gazette. 27:(2):95-117. PDF - Jstor link
  9. Cowles, H.C. 0000. The ecological relations of the vegetation on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan (Continued). Botanical Gazette. 27:(3):167-202. PDF - Jstor link
  10. Cowles, H.C. 0000. The ecological relations of the vegetation on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan (Continued). Botanical Gazette. 27:(4):281-308. PDF - Jstor link
  11. Cowles, H.C. 0000. The ecological relations of the vegetation on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan (Concluded). Botanical Gazette. 27:(5):361-391. PDF - Jstor link
  12. Gleason, H.A. 1926. The individualistic concept of the plant association. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 53:(1):7-26. PDF - Jstor link
  13. Leverich, W.J. 1979. Age-specific survivorship and reproduction in Phlox drummondii. American Naturalist. 113:(6):881-903. PDF - Jstor link
  14. McGraw, J.B. 1985. Experimental ecology of Dryas octopetala ecotypes: relative response to competitors. New Phytologist. 100:(2):233-241. PDF - Jstor link
  15. Mooney, H.A., Billings, W.D. 1961. Comparative physiological ecology of arctic and alpine populations of Oxyria digyna. Ecological Monographs. 31:(1):1-29. PDF - Jstor link
  16. Ruess, R.W., Hendrick, R.L., Bryant, J.P. 1998. Regulation of fine root dynamics by mammalian browsers in early successional Alaskan taiga forests. Ecology. 79:(8):2706-2720. PDF - Jstor link
  17. Van Cleve, K., Chapin, F.S., III, Dyrness, C.T., Viereck, L.A. 1991. Element cycling in taiga forests: state-factor control. BioScience. 41:(2):78-88. PDF - ProQuest link
  18. Walker, L.R., Zasada, J.C., Chapin, F.S.I. 1986. The role of life history processes in primary succession on an Alaskan floodplain. Ecology. 67:(5):1243-1253. PDF - Jstor link
  19. Walker, M.D., Webber, P.J., Arnold, E.H., Ebert-May, D. 1994. Effects of interannual climate variation on aboveground phytomass in alpine vegetation. Ecology. 75:(2):393-408. PDF - Jstor link
  20. Werner, P.A., Caswell, H. 1977. Population growth rates and age versus stage-distribution models for teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris Huds.). Ecology. 58:(5):1103-1111. PDF - Jstor link
  21. Whittaker, R.H. 1956. Vegetation of the Great Smoky Montains. Ecological Monographs. 26:(1):1-80. PDF - Jstor link
  22. Whittaker, R.H., Neiring, W.A. 1968. Vegetation of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. IV. Limestone and acid soils. Journal of Ecology. 56:(2):523-544. PDF - Jstor link

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