Vegetation Structure and Function at Multiple Spatial, Temporal and Conceptual Scales

  • Elgene Owen Box

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Global Scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elgene O. Box
      Pages 3-52
  3. Regional Vegetation Analysis and Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Song Yong-Chang, Da Liang-Jun
      Pages 101-128
    3. Shang Kan-Kan, Song Kun, Da Liang-Jun
      Pages 149-167
    4. A. M. Greller, D. S. A. Wijesundara, H. M. Jayasuriya
      Pages 169-213
    5. Dieter Mueller-Dombois, James D. Jacobi
      Pages 215-228
    6. Irina Safronova, Ekaterina Golovina
      Pages 229-240
    7. Beatriz Vilches de la Serna, Daniel Sánchez-Mata, Rosario G. Gavilán
      Pages 257-283
    8. Daniel Sánchez-Mata, María Pilar Rodríguez-Rojo
      Pages 285-312
  4. Local Vegetation Description and Analysis

  5. Conceptual Methodologies

  6. Applied Vegetation Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. N. A. Laskurain, I. García-Mijangos, H. Manzanedo, J. Sesma, M. Ferrari, T. G. Calvo et al.
      Pages 475-497
    3. Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Anjar Yogie Supriatna, Hadi Susilo Arifin
      Pages 499-514
  7. Perspectives

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 549-578

About this book


This commemorative volume of invited papers in vegetation science covers a full range of topics, objectives, methods and applications, including conservation and management tasks. These require study at different temporal and spatial scales, often simultaneously. Methodology is important in science, since it responds to particular questions and raises others. It is also closely related to the scale of investigation. Chapters in this book illustrate this interdependence, even in basic tasks such as vegetation sampling and description, measurements and mapping. Individual chapters present globally applicable systems, regional syntheses, and local analyses and applications, plus conceptual methodologies, including currently debated hot topics. Vegetation types treated include tropical rainforests, temperate forests, dry steppes and scrub, and local turf, sedge and moss communities. There are also chapters on re-vegetation, woodlot management, ecology of an invasive species, and trajectory planning in conservation. This book will be useful to both students and practitioners, for its reviews and examples, and as a potential textbook suitable for graduate-level courses and seminars.


Plant Geography Plant and Vegetation Functions Spatial and Temporal Scale Vegetation Analysis/Analytical Methods Vegetation Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Elgene Owen Box
    • 1
  1. 1.GeographyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21451-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21452-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2570
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