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British Plant Communities Maritime Communities and Vegetation of Open Habitats

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ISBN-10: 0521644763

ISBN-13: 9780521644761

Edition: 2000

Authors: J. S. Rodwell, H. J. B. Birks, A. J. C. Malloch, C. D. Pigott, M. C. F. Proctor

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British Plant Communities is the first systematic and comprehensive account of the vegetation types of this country. 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…    
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List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

John P. Smol is a professor in the Biology Department at Queen's University (Canada), with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). Professor Smol is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology and holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.William M. Last is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Manitoba (Canada) and is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology.

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Preamble
Salt-Marsh Communities: Introduction to salt-marsh communities
Key to salt-marsh communities
Community descriptions
Sand-Dune Communities: Introduction to sand-dune communities
Key to sand-dune communities
Community descriptions
Maritime Cliff Communities: Introduction to maritime cliff communities
Key to maritime cliff communities
Community descriptions
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