Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology

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Wiley, 1974 - Botany - 547 pages
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Introduction - clarification of concepts. Background and current trends in vegetation ecology. Plant community hypotheses. Considerations in vegetation sampling. Vegetation analysis in the field. Community sampling: the releve method. Measuring species quantities. The count-plot method and plotless sampling techniques. Classifying and ordinating vegetation data. Vegetation structure, classification units, and systems. Classifying vegetation by tabular comparison. Mathematical treatment of vegetation data. Spatial and temporal explanations of vegetation patterns. Vegetation-environmental correlation studies. Causal-analytical inquiries into the origin of plant communities. Succession, climax, and stability. Vegetation and site mapping. Synthesis of Aims and methods in vegetation ecology.

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Introduction Clarification of Concepts
Background and Current Trends in Vegetation Ecology
Plant Community Hypotheses

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