British Plant Communities: Volume 5, Maritime Communities and Vegetation of Open Habitats
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BeschreibungBritish Plant Communities is the first systematic and comprehensive account of all natural, semi-natural and major artificial habitats in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland), representing 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 traditional concern in Great Britain to understand how vegetation works. The acclaimed 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.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of figures; Preface and acknowledgements; Preamble; Part I. Salt-Marsh Communities: Introduction to salt-marsh communities; Key to salt-marsh communities; Community descriptions; Part II. Sand-Dune Communities: Introduction to sand-dune communities; Key to sand-dune communities; Community descriptions; Part III. Maritime Cliff Communities: Introduction to maritime cliff communities; Key to maritime cliff communities; Community descriptions; Part IV. Vegetation of Open Habitats: Introduction to vegetation of open habitats; Key to vegetation of open habitats; Community descriptions; Phytosociological conspectus of British plant communities; Index of synonyms; Index of species; Bibliography.
Pressestimmen'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 'What more can be said ... indispensable.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society '... the completion of the NVC has been well worth waiting for, and this is a significant culmination of a nationally important project. It has provided a common language and standard for ecologists which it is now impossible to do without. Every plant ecologist should have the set on his or her shelves.' Tim Rich, British Wildlife 'The British Plant Communities series, an essential addition to an ecologist's or plant conservationist's library, ought to set trends and standards worldwide for the study and management of vegetation ... The vegetation team and their many collaborators are to be congratulated on realizing such a useful, readable publication.' Plant Talk 'The publication of this fifth and final volume ... completes one of the most notable achievements in British ecology: the first comprehensive phytosociological classification of British vegetation.' P. Lusby, Edinburgh Journal of Botany ' ... there is much in this book that will be of interest both to those who embrace and those who do not embrace the phytosociological approach towards vegetation.' Journal of Biogeography
Untertitel: 'British Plant Communities'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 526 Seiten