The natural communities of the world are diverse, and many schools of ecology have developed classifications of communities in partial independence of one another. There is consequently a vast and widely dispersed literature on the classification of plant and animal communities, comprising divergent approaches of different schools and representing a great experiment on the usefulness of different possibilities for classification. The editor sought in a re- view monograph of 1962 to summarize these schools and their history, and in 1973 published a treatise on 'Ordination and Clas- sification of Communities' as volume 5 of the Handbook of Vegetation Science. We were fortunate, in preparing the latter work, to have a truly international panel of authors to discuss different major ap- proaches to classification. This second edition of the book of 1973 is intended to make the work more widely available in a less expensive form as companion volumes on ordination and on classification of plant communities.
12 Approaches to Classifying Vegetation.- 13 The Physiognomic Approach.- 14 Dominance-Types.- 15 The Finnish School and Forest Site-Types.- 16 Synusial Approaches to Classification.- 17 Russian Approaches to Classification.- 18 North European Approaches to Classification.- 19 Numerical Classification.- 20 The Braun-Blanquet Approach.
Series: Handbook of Vegetation Science
Number Of Pages: 408
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2