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British Plant Communities

Volume 5. Maritime Communities and Vegetation of Open Habitats

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C. D. Pigott, D. A. Ratcliffe, A. J. C. Malloch, H. J. B. Birks, M. C. F. Proctor, D. W. Shimwell, J. P. Huntley, E. Radford, M. J. Wigginton, P. Wilkins
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  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521391672

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  • British 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.

    • The standard classification scheme for plant conservation and ecology in the United Kingdom
    • Appropriate for a wide audience, from researchers and conservation professionals through to enthusiastic amateurs
    • Available in paperback NOW!
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This series represents an outstanding achievement of descriptive plant ecology." M. J. Crawley, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

    "The fruit of nearly a quarter century of effort, this series on British plant communities represents an exceptional and comprehensive compilation that will become a classic and vital reference for ecologists and botanists. It is a pleasure to see the publication of such a careful and valuable contribution and one that also sets a new standard for field ecological surveys." Plant Science Bulletin

    "...this volume should prove interesting to anyone involved with plant community classification and conservation or the study of biological invasions. This is a well-referenced, accessible collection of information about British plant communities and the ecological factors thought to explain their abundance, distribution and dynamics. The editor's committment to detailed discussion of ecological factors relevant to plant community maintenance makes this reference text into a valuable sourcebook for future work in ecology."

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521391672
    • length: 526 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 180 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.225kg
    • contains: 76 b/w illus. 95 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Preface and acknowledgements
    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

  • Editor

    J. S. Rodwell, Lancaster University

    With contributions by

    C. D. Pigott

    D. A. Ratcliffe

    A. J. C. Malloch

    H. J. B. Birks

    M. C. F. Proctor


    C. D. Pigott, D. A. Ratcliffe, A. J. C. Malloch, H. J. B. Birks, M. C. F. Proctor, D. W. Shimwell, J. P. Huntley, E. Radford, M. J. Wigginton, P. Wilkins

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