Content material:
Chapter 1 crops Ecology: old Notes and description (pages 1–27): Eddy van der Maarel and Janet Franklin
Chapter 2 category of average and Semi?natural crops (pages 28–70): Robert okay. Peet and David W. Roberts
Chapter three crops and atmosphere: Discontinuities and Continuities (pages 71–106): Mike P. Austin
Chapter four crops Dynamics (pages 107–140): Steward T.A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso and Scott J. Meiners
Chapter five Clonality within the Plant neighborhood (pages 141–163): Brita M. Svensson, Hakan Rydin and Bengt A. Carlsson
Chapter 6 Seed Ecology and meeting ideas in Plant groups (pages 164–202): Peter Poschlod, Mehdi Abedi, Maik Bartelheimer, Juliane Drobnik, Sergey Rosbakh and Arne Saatkamp
Chapter 7 Species Interactions Structuring Plant groups (pages 203–232): Jelte van Andel
Chapter eight Terrestrial Plant?Herbivore Interactions: Integrating throughout a number of Determinants and Trophic degrees (pages 233–259): Mahesh Sankaran and Samuel J. McNaughton
Chapter nine Interactions among greater vegetation and Soil?dwelling Organisms (pages 260–284): Thomas W. Kuyper and Ron G.M. de Goede
Chapter 10 plants and environment (pages 285–307): Christoph Leuschner
Chapter eleven range and atmosphere functionality (pages 308–346): Jan Leps
Chapter 12 Plant sensible forms and features on the neighborhood, atmosphere and international point (pages 347–386): Andrew N. Gillison
Chapter thirteen Plant Invasions and Invasibility of Plant groups (pages 387–424): Marcel Rejmanek, David M. Richardson and Petr Pysek
Chapter 14 plants Conservation, administration and recovery (pages 425–454): Jan P. Bakker
Chapter 15 plants kinds and Their Broad?scale Distribution (pages 455–485): Elgene O. field and Kazue Fujiwara
Chapter sixteen Mapping plants from panorama to nearby Scales (pages 486–508): Janet Franklin
Chapter 17 plants Ecology and worldwide switch (pages 509–530): Brian Huntley and Robert Baxter

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The authorship of this book includes colleagues from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. Several chapters conclude with a summary of achievements, others offer perspectives for the future of our science. Let us hope that the book will indeed contribute to the further development of vegetation ecology. H. W. (1992) Toward a Unified Ecology. Columbia University Press, New York, NY. H. & Zobel, M. (1996) Why do we need permanent plots in the study of long-term vegetation dynamics? Journal of Vegetation Science 7, 147–156.

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. A. P. (1990) Vegetation succession and biological turnover on coal-mining spoils. Journal of Vegetation Science 1, 643–652. P. P. (1999) Pattern and process in above-ground and below-ground components of grassland ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 10, 307–320. Trass, H. & Malmer, N. (1978) North European approaches to classification. In: Classification of Plant Communities, 2nd edn (ed. H. Whittaker), pp. 201–245. Junk, The Hague. Tüxen, R. (1970) Einige Bestandes- und Typenmerkmale in der Struktur der Pflanzengesellschaften.

Perennial plants with periodically dying shoots and perennating organs near the ground Rosette H; Caespitose H; Reptant H. Perennials loosing above-ground parts and surviving below-ground during the unfavourable period Root-budding G; Bulbous G; Rhizome G; Helophyte G. 2 (Continued) D Terriphytes Seasonal xerophytes Euxerophytes Hemixerophytes Mesophytes Hygrophytes Telmatophytes Amphiphytes Limnophytes Terrestrial plants without aerenchyma Paludal plants (growing in swamps and marshes) with aerenchyma Aquatic plants with both aquatic and terrestrial growthforms Aquatic plants in a strict sense Plant strategy is a concept more recent than life-form that is also closely related to PFT.

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