Contents

Preface vii

1. Ecology of Weeds 1

Part I. Population Ecology 15

2. Describing the Distribution and Abundance of Populations 17

3. The Structure and Dynamics of Populations 29

4. Sexual Reproduction 49

5. Asexual Reproduction 63

6. From Seed to Seedling 81

7. Growing Up, Getting Old and Dying 101

Part II. Interactions Between Populations 117

8. Interactions Between Populations I: Competition and Allelopathy 119

9. Interactions Between Populations II: Herbivory, Parasitism and Mutualisms 139

10. Studying Populations and Their Interactions 155

Part III. Community Ecology 179

11. Basic Community Concepts and Diversity 181

12. Community Dynamics: Succession and Assembly 207

13. Plant Invasions 235

14. Studying Community Structure and Dynamics 255

Part IV. Conclusions 275

15. The Importance of Weed Ecology to Management 277

Part V. Appendix 285

Glossary 287

Subject Index 293

Species Index 299

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