Progress in theoretical vegetation science

Progress in theoretical vegetation science

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Reprinted from Vegetatio 83 (1989), the 24 articles discuss such topics as the structure of theory; explanation and prediction; a new model for the continuum concept; and theories of fuzzy systems, ecological fields, and spatial and temporal dynamics of plant communities. Reports of applying and tes
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 25mm | 946g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from VEGETATIO, 83:1-2, 1990
  • VI, 276 p.
  • 0792305701
  • 9780792305705

Table of contents

Theoretical vegetation science on the way.- Structure of theory in vegetation science.- Explanation and prediction in vegetation science.- A new model for the continuum concept.- A theory of the spatial and temporal dynamics of plant communities.- Fuzzy systems vegetation theory.- Ecological Field Theory: the concept and field tests.- Montane vegetation of the Mt. Field massif, Tasmania: a test of some hypotheses about properties of community patterns.- Comparison of ordinations and classifications of vegetation data.- Effects of detrending and rescaling on correspondence analysis: solution stability and accuracy.- Finding a common ordination for several data sets by individual differences scaling.- Relationship between horizontal pattern and vertical structure in a chalk grassland.- A new dissimilarity measure and a new optimality criterion in phytosociological classification.- Optimum-transformation of plant species cover-abundance values.- Analysis of the disintegrating group and gradient structure in Swiss riparian forests.- Computerized matching of releves and association tables, with an application to the British National Vegetation Classification.- On sampling procedures in population and community ecology.- Spatial autocorrelation and sampling design in plant ecology.- On community structure in high alpine grasslands.- The effect of spatial pattern on community dynamics; a comparison of simulated and field data.- Plant community structure, connectance, niche limitation and species guilds within a dune slack grassland.- Species-area curve, life history strategies, and succession: a field test of relationships.- Algal species diversity and dominance along gradients of stress and disturbance in marine environments.- Modelling Mediterranean pasture dynamics.
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Review quote

` This is a valuable book for ecologists in all stages of their careers. This volume should be a very valuable addition to the shelf of an ecologist. '
Phytomorphology, 43:1-2
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