British Plant Communities

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April 1998



British Plant Communities is the first systematic and comprehensive account of the vegetation types of Britain. It covers all natural, semi-natural and major artificial habitats in Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland), representing the fruits of fifteen years of research by leading plant ecologists. The book breaks new ground in wedding the rigorous interest in the classification of plant communities that has characterized Continental phytosociology with the deep concern traditional in Great Britain to understand how vegetation works. The published volumes have been greeted with universal acclaim, and the series has become firmly established as a framework for a wide variety of teaching, research and management activities in ecology, conservation and land-use planning.


List of figures; Preface and acknowledgements; Preamble; MESOTROPHIC GRASSLANDS: Introduction to mesotrophic grasslands; Key to mesotrophic grasslands; Community descriptions; CALCICOLOUS GRASSLANDS: Introduction to calcicolous grasslands; Key to calcicolous grasslands; Community descriptions; CALCIFUGOUS GRASSLANDS AND MONTANE COMMUNITIES: Introduction to calcifugous grasslands and montane communities; Key to calcifugous grasslands and montane communities; Community descriptions; Index of synonyms; Index of species; Bibliography.


'This series represents an outstanding achievement of descriptive plant ecology.' M. J. Crawley, Trends in Ecology and Evolution ' ... an excellent series of reference volumes.' Mineral Planning
EAN: 9780521627191
ISBN: 0521627192
Untertitel: 'British Plant Communities'. 34 b/w illus. 49 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1998
Seitenanzahl: 552 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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