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Vegetation structure and species coexistence

Vegetation structure and species coexistence

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Published by Opulus Press in Uppsala .
Written in English

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Statementedited by Martin Zobel ... [et al.].
SeriesSpecial features in vegetation science -- 5
ContributionsZobel, Martin.
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Open LibraryOL20321721M
ISBN 109188716007

Species coexistence in herbaceous vegetation in the UK: which niches, which traits? The recent challenge of updating a book for researchers and vegetation managers, first published in , has prompted a review of theory and experimental evidence. We conclude that, to .   INTRODUCTION. Plant community ecology has recently made important advances with the long-standing problem that Hutchinson () characterized 50 years ago as ‘the paradox of the plankton’. This is the fundamental question of how species that compete for the same set of essential resources manage to coexist with one another in species-rich by: 7. A large, stable, terrestrial ecosystem characterized by its dominant plant type and vegetation structure. Formation class Each biome is usually named for its dominant vegetation, or ___ because that is its most easily identified feature. Wildlife and Recreationists--Coexistence Through Management and Research. Washington, DC: Island Press: Chap Indirect Effects of Recreation on Wildlife David N. Cole and Peter B. Landres Most of this book focuses on direct impacts to wildlife that result from contact Species composition and vegetation structure change.

Species coexistence and the superior ability of an invasive species to exploit a facilitation cascade habitat Andrew H. Altieri1 and Andrew D. Irving2 1 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama 2 School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia ABSTRACTCited by: 1.

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OCLC Number: Notes: "Proceedings of the Symposium held in Tartu, Estonia, September " "First published as the 29/4, issue of Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica"--Preliminary page.

Abstract “Vegetation Structure and Species Co-existence” was the topic of a symposium organized inin Tartu, Estonia. The symposium was dedicated to the memory of Professor Teodor Lippmaa (–), who made important contributions, especially to the concept of synusia in community by: 6.

Vegetation is an assemblage of plant species and the ground cover they provide. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics.

It is broader than the term flora which refers to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can.

Coexistence theory is a framework to understand how competitor traits can maintain species diversity and stave-off competitive exclusion even among similar species living in ecologically similar environments. Coexistence theory explains the stable coexistence of species as an interaction between two opposing forces: fitness differences between species, which should.

Vegetation structure, species diversity, and ecosystem processes have responded rapidly to planting. The Bray Curtis analyses showed that most measures of vegetation structure and species diversity have recovered >50% compared with the reference site.

For vegetation structure, litter cover had the slowest rate of recovery, while height of Cited by: As a novel endeavour in ecological science, this book focuses on a major issue in organismal life on Earth - species coexistence.

The book crosses the usual disciplinary boundaries between palaeobiology, ecology and evolutionary biology and provides a timely overview of the patterns and processes of species diversity and coexistence on a range of spatio-temporal by: This book has been cited by the following publications.

species pools and the prediction of relative abundance in plant communities: The time spent reading From Plant Traits to Vegetation Structure will be very well spent in preparing for the next generation of models of community assembly.'Cited by: Patterns in Woody Vegetation Structure and Composition.

Figure 2 shows a PCA biplot of sample plots and measured variables in the study area. Axis 1 explained % of the variance in vegetation data and defined a gradient from areas with taller trees and higher grass species richness to areas with a higher density of saplings, shrubs and higher woody vegetation by: 5.

Competition and Related Mechanisms to Explain Species Coexistence. A number of alternatives have been proposed to explain coexistence and diversity when classic niche theory fails (Barot, ; Wildová et al., ).Under this emergent scenario, classic ideas on competition are being reshaped in a more mechanistic framework giving new perspectives that Cited by: I.

Vegetation Structure. There appear to be two central objectives of marine benthic vegetation science. The first of these is concerned with recognition of multispecies classes of vegetation.

Implicit in this search for vegetation classes is the belief that there are recurring combinations of species. That is, species are not randomly Cited by: 3.

Species coexistence in a lattice-structured habitat: effects of species dispersal and interactions. Ying Z(1), Liao J(2), Wang S(3), Lu H(1), Liu Y(1), Ma L(1), Li Z(4). Author information: (1)State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, BeijingChina; University of Cited by: Vegetation structure synonyms, Vegetation structure pronunciation, Vegetation structure translation, English dictionary definition of Vegetation structure.

Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and EcosystemProperties, Second Edition, is a thoroughly updated andcomprehensive new edition of the very successful PlantStrategies and Vegetative Processes, which controversiallyproposed the existence of widely-recurring plant functional typeswith predictable relationships Vegetation structure and species coexistence book vegetation structure anddynamics.

vegetation 1. plant life as a whole, esp the plant life of a particular region 2. the process of vegetating 3. Pathol any abnormal growth, excrescence, etc. Vegetation the total mass of plant associations (phytocoe-noses) inhabiting the earth or individual regions.

Vegetation is distinguished from flora as concerned not so much with species diversity as. In spite of its dominance in the vegetation, there is little evidence from this study that H.

lanatus had much negative effect on the growth of other species. Explaining species coexistence in diverse communities is a perennial challenge for ecologists (Hart et al.

), and this challenge is particularly acute in tropical forests, where hundreds of. Abstract. Moorland is an interesting vegetation because (1) it has high diversity with various coexisting species of different functional groups; (2) the coexistence of species is conserved for long time without large disturbances; (3) it is isolated from other moorlands by forest areas, where dispersal of species is expected to be influenced by spatial distribution and Author: Kouki Hikosaka, Takehiro Sasaki, Takehiro Sasaki, Chiho Kamiyama, Masatoshi Katabuchi, Shimpei Oikaw.

Analysing a model of randomly interacting species, the authors show that stable, biodiverse communities can be achieved in which network structure has little by:   Vegetation Ecology is a comprehensive account of plant communities and their environments.

Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, this up-to-date, innovative text: covers the composition, structure, ecology, diversity, distribution and dynamics of plant communities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations to the abiotic and biotic.

The tremendous diversity of species in ecological communities has motivated a century of research into the mechanisms that maintain biodiversity. However, much Cited by: Description As a novel endeavour in ecological science, this book focuses on a major issue in organismal life on Earth:species coexistence.

The book crosses the usual disciplinary boundaries between palaeobiology, ecology and evolutionary biology and provides a timely overview of the patterns and processes of species diversity and coexistence on a range of spatio-temporal.

Fuller (), may occur with time but normally results in a reduced species stand lacking vegetation structure found in the “natural” community. The effects of clearing on vegetation structure and composition Clearing of exotic plants obviously changes vegetation structure.

This is particularly true if clearing is. Introduction. Most extant species are relatively small. A fairly obvious explanation for this is the ‘left wall effect’ proposed for the evolution of organismal complexity (Stanley ; Gould ).The ‘left wall’ means that size has to be greater than zero and, in the absence of directional selection for either larger or smaller size, this ‘hard’ left boundary naturally results Cited by:   These 3 vegetation types were selected to study the structural aspects of plant diversity in forest communities.

Our results showed high species richness and basal area in evergreen forest, high diversity in semi-evergreen forest, and high tree density (trees ha-1) in moist deciduous forest. At family level, the Anacardiaceae and Sterculiaceae Cited by: 4.

Vegetation Structure and Diversity, 26 permanent plots were established at long-term monitoring sites between and (Lowe, Wirt, and Rosen, ca ). Soil texture data, and slope, aspect, and elevation information were also provided in the project report.

Permanent vegetation plots were selected to be representative. Trait evolution and the coexistence of a species swarm in the tropical forest understorey Brian E.

Sedio1*, S. Joseph Wright2 and Christopher W. Dick1,2 1Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, North University, Ann Arbor, MIUSA; and 2Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Apartado –, Balboa, Ancon, Cited by: (grasses) plants) and how the genetic structure of some species (i.e.: Dipodomys spp.) is affected by their population dynamics.

HYPOTHESES: 1) Small mammal abundance should respond positively to precipitation and NPP. 2) On a temporal scale, the small mammal energy use should show parallel fluxes along the shrub. Regeneration patterns, environmental filtering and tree species coexistence in a temperate forest Christopher H.

Lusk and Daniel C. Laughlin Environmental Research Institute, University of Waikato, Private BagHamilton, New Zealand. Grime's book ‘Plant strategies and vegetation processes’ (Grime, ) has started a second life under the title ‘Plant strategies, vegetation processes, and ecosystem properties’.

The author deliberately retained ‘with slight expansion, the original title and resisted the temptation to replace “strategies” with the now Cited by: 3. Introduction. Understanding the factors that promote species coexistence, and therefore enhance biodiversity, is a fundamental goal of ecology with important consequences for ecosystem functioning, community stability, and species conservation (Chesson, ; Turnbull et al., ; Wright, ).Species introductions provide an opportunity to examine the Cited by: 1.

The special field of synecology which is concerned with the structure and classification of plant community is known as phytosociology. The study of structure and composition of plant communities has been developed largely in Europe and Zurich-Montpether school of vegetational analysis led by J.

Braun-Blanquet who has outlined several methods grouping them into. Riparian forests along streams and rivers are diverse in species, structure, and regeneration processes, and have important ecological functions in maintaining landscape and biodiversity. This book discusses riparian forests from subpolar to warm-temperate zones, covering headwater streams, braided rivers on alluvial fans, and low-gradient.

Plant functional traits and the multidimensional nature of species coexistence Nathan J. Krafta,1, Oscar Godoyb,c, and Jonathan M.

Levined aDepartment of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD ; bDepartment of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA ; cInstituto de Recursos Naturales y.

Vegetation succession in lakes of West Connemara, Ireland: comparing predicted and actual changes. Jan M. van Groenendael; Reinetta G. Roepers; Inez Woltjer; Hanita R. Zweers; Pages: ; First Published: April B.

Community structure. Dominance 2. Chemical ecology 3. Species composition 4. Spatial structure 5. Synusia and guild 6. Temporal structure.

The niche concept and biodiversity. Fundamental versus realized niche 2. Niche partitioning 3. Niche breadth and overlap 4. The hypervolumne and niche models.

Community organization and the. A community ecologist would be more focused on patterns of species diversity, food web structure, how keystone species or physical disturbance influences species diversity and composition.

An ecosystem ecologist studying the same forest would be concerned with processes such as primary production, energy flow, and nutrient cycling.

drought, ecology, shortgrass prairie, vegetation Albertson, F. and J. Weaver. History of the native vegetation of western Kansas during seven years of continuous drought.

A detailed research is conducted on inter-specific competition and coexistence by Morrison, on three species, namely Caenobita clypeatus (Herbst), Brachymyrmex obscurior Forel and Dorymyrmex pyramicus Roger. Out of these three species, B. obscurior Forel and D. pyramicus Roger are two different ant species and C.

clypeatus is a Hermit Crab. Trophic Interaction and Species Coexistence that accompanies this book (Commu-VERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ). The spreadsheet allows the structure of the model to be explored interactively Figure 1 Structure of the model linking vegetation to snowshoe hare and ground squirrel.

Ecological theory has long supported the idea that species coexistence in a homogeneous habitat is promoted by spatial structure, but empirical evidence for this hypothesis has lagged behind theory. Here we describe a Neotropical ant-plant symbiosis that is ideally suited for testing spatial models of coexistence.

The extinction of plant and animal species is not only decreasing Earth’s biodiversity and depriving humans of potential resources for food, medicine, and simple enjoyment of nature; it is endangering the functioning of ecosystems and potentially precipitating a cascading effect of increased ecosystem loss and further erosion of biodiversity (Kinzig et al., ; Loreau et al.

Brown and Heske (a) concluded that rodents were keystone species in those desert shrub communities, greatly influencing vegetation structure. Rodents are also known to have significant influences on plant species composition and diversity in desert communities (Inouye et al.Heske et al.Brown et al.

).STABLE COEXISTENCE Species coexistence may be considered as stable or unstable. Stable coexistence means that the densities of the species in the system do not show long-term trends.

If densities get low, they tend to recover. Unstable coexistence means that there is no tendency for recovery and species are not maintained in the system on long File Size: KB.