Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

ISBN : 9780198779841

Aaron M. Ellison; Lubomir Adamec
560 ページ
189 x 246 mm

Ellison and Adamec have assembled the world's leading experts to provide a truly modern synthesis of carnivorous plants. They examine every aspect of physiology, biochemistry, genomics, ecology, and evolution of these remarkable plants, culminating in a description of the serious threats carnivorous plants now face from over-collection, poaching, habitat loss, and climatic change which directly threaten their habitats and their continued persistence in them.


Part I: Overview; 1 Aaron M. Ellison and Lubomir Adamec: Introduction; 2 J. Stephen Brewer and Jan Schlauer: Biogeography and habitats of carnivorous plants; 3 Andreas Fleischmann, Jan Schlauer, Stephen A. Smith, and Thomas J. Givnish: Evolution of carnivory in angiosperms; Part II: Systematics and evolution of carnivorous plants; 4 Andreas Fleischmann, Adam T. Cross, Robert Gibson, Paulo M. Gonella, and Kingsley W. Dixon: Systematics and evolution of Droseraceae; 5 Charles Clarke, Jan Schlauer, Jonathan Moran, and Alastair Robinson: Systematics and evolution of Nepenthes; 6 Andreas Fleischmann and Aymeric Roccia: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: I. Pinguicula; 7 Andreas Fleischmann: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: II. Genlisea; 8 Richard W. Jobson, Paulo C. Baleeiro, and Castor Guisande: Systematics and evolution of Lentibulariaceae: III. Utricularia; 9 Robert F.C. Naczi: Systematics and evolution of Sarraceniaceae; 10 Adam T. Cross, Maria Paniw, Andre Vito Scatigna, Nick Kalfas, Bruce Anderson, Thomas J. Givnish, and Andreas Fleischmann: Systematics and evolution of small genera of carnivorous plants; 11 Tanya Renner, Tianying Lan, Kimberly M. Farr, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Luis Herrera- Esrella, Stephan C. Schuster, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, Kenji Fukushima, and Victor A. Albert: Carnivorous plant genomes; Part III: Physiology, form, and function; 12 John D. Horner, Bartosz J. Plachno, Ulrike Bauer, and Bruno Di Giusto: Attraction of prey; 13 Bartosz J. Plachno and Lyudmila E. Muravnik: Functional anatomy of carnivorous traps; 14 Simon Poppinga, Ulrike Bauer, Thomas Speck, and Alexander G. Volkov: Motile traps; 15 Ulrike Bauer, Reinhard Jetter, and Simon Poppinga: Non-motile traps; 16 Ildiko Matusikova, Andrej Pavlovic, and Tanya Renner: Biochemistry of prey digestion and nutrient absorption; 17 Lubomir Adamec and Andrej Pavlovic: Mineral nutrition of terrestrial carnivorous plants; 18 Thomas J. Givnish, K. William Sparks, Steven J. Hunter, and Andrej Pavlovic: Why are plants carnivorous? Cost/benefit analysis, whole-plant growth, and the context- specific advantages of botanical carnivory; 19 Lubomir Adamec: Ecophysiology of aquatic carnivorous plants; 20 Laurent Legendre and Douglas W. Darnowski: Biotechnology with carnivorous plants; Part IV: Ecology; 21 Douglas W. Darnowski, Ulrike Bauer, Marcos Mendez, John D. Horner, and Bartosz J. Plachno: Prey selection and specialization by carnivorous plants; 22 Adam T. Cross, Arthur R. Davis, Andreas Fleischmann, John D. Horner, Andreas Jurgens, David J. Merritt, Gillian L. Murza, and Shane R. Turner: Reproductive biology and prey-pollinator conflicts; 23 Leonora S. Bittleston: Commensals of Nepenthes pitchers; 24 Thomas E. Miller, William E. Bradshaw, and Christina M. Holzapfel: Pitcher-plant communities as model systems for addressing fundamental questions in ecology and evolution; 25 Dagmara Sirova, Jiri Barta, Jakub Borovec, and Jaroslav Vrba: The Utricularia-associated microbiome: composition, function, and ecology; 26 Jonathan A. Moran, Bruce Anderson, Lijin Chin, Melinda Greenwood, and Charles Clarke: Nutritional mutualisms of Nepenthes and Roridula; Part V: The future of carnivorous plants; 27 Charles Clarke, Adam Ross, and Barry Rice: Conservation of carnivorous plants; 28 Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Aaron M. Ellison: Estimating the exposure of carnivorous plants to rapid climatic change; 29 Aaron M. Ellison and Lubomir Adamec: The future of research with carnivorous plants


Aaron M. Ellison is the Senior Research Fellow in Ecology at Harvard University, and a semi-professional photographer and writer. He studies the disintegration and reassembly of ecosystems following natural and anthropogenic disturbances; thinks about the relationship between the Dao and the intermediate disturbance hypothesis and reflects on the critical and reactionary stance of Ecology relative to Modernism. ; Lubomir Adamec is the Senior Research Scientist in the Section of Plant Ecology of the Institute of Botany CAS at Trebon, Czech Republic, where he has been working since 1986. Since graduating in plant physiology from the Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he has been studying the ecophysiology of aquatic and wetland plants, especially carnivorous ones: mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, growth traits, Utricularia trap ecophysiology, and biophysics. He is the curator of the world's largest collection of aquatic carnivorous plants, currently including more than 80 species or populations, which is used extensively for research and plant conservation.