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Note on experimental ecology and the uses of a biological flora

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L'auteur s'efforce de démontrer que pour mieux comprendre le milieu de la plante et l'évolution de la végétation, il faut passer de la description et la classification, à l'expérimentation. Les recherches expérimentales sont particulièrement nécessaires pour l'étude des problèmes de la croissance et de la concurrence des plantes.

Il signale, dans le cadre de ces recherches, les possibilités d'utilisation d'une Flore biologique des Iles Britanniques, dans, l'espoir que des botanistes continentaux seraient disposés à y collaborer ou à entamer un travail de même nature pour les espèces du continent. L'hypothèse deWatt (1947) sur les successions végétales, a été étendue, et on a essayé d'en estimer la valeur en vue de ce changement de point de vue, de ce passage à une écologie expérimentale plutôt que descriptive.

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Scurfield, G. Note on experimental ecology and the uses of a biological flora. Plant Ecol 7, 3–8 (1956). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00578533

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  • Experimental Ecology
  • Biological Flora