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By Stefan Schnitzer

Lianas are woody vines that have been the point of interest of excessive learn through early ecologists, reminiscent of Darwin, who committed a whole ebook to the typical heritage of mountaineering plants.  during the last sector century, there was a resurgence within the learn of lianas, and liana are back well-known as vital parts of many forests, quite within the tropics.  The expanding quantity of analysis on lianas has led to a essentially deeper figuring out of liana ecology, evolution, and life-history, in addition to the myriad roles lianas play in woodland dynamics and functioning. 
This booklet presents perception into the ecology and evolution of lianas, their anatomy, body structure, and ordinary historical past, their worldwide abundance and distribution, and their wide-ranging results at the myriad organisms that inhabit tropical and temperate forests.

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