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.
'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
List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Part I. Preamble:
1. General introduction
Part II. Mires:
2. Introduction to mires
3. Key to mires
4. Community descriptions
Part III. Heaths:
5. Introduction to heaths
6. Key to heaths
7. Community descriptions
Index of synonyms to mires and heaths
Index of species in mires and heaths
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