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British Plant Communities

Volume 5. Maritime Communities and Vegetation of Open Habitats


Part of British Plant Communities

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: March 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521391672

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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 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

    ' … 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 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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