Theory and models in vegetation science

Proceedings of Symposium, Uppsala, July 8–13, 1985

  • I. Colin Prentice
  • Eddy van der Maarel

Part of the Advances in vegetation science book series (AIVS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Daniel P. Faith, Peter R. Minchin, Lee Belbin
    Pages 57-68
  3. S. T. A. Pickett, S. L. Collins, J. J. Armesto
    Pages 109-114
  4. Robert Van Hulst
    Pages 123-131
  5. Marcel Rejmánek, Charles E. Sasser, James G. Gosselink
    Pages 133-140
  6. Tohru Nakashizuka
    Pages 169-175
  7. F. I. Woodward, B. G. Williams
    Pages 189-197
  8. Marino Gatto, Sergio Rinaldi
    Pages 213-222
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 223-223

About this book


July 8 -13, 1985, an international group of scientists met in Uppsala for a symposium on the subject 'Theory and models in Vegetation science' . A volume of over 70 extended abstracts had already been published in time for the symposium (Leemans et at., 1985). That volume included contributions from nearly all of those who gave talks or presented posters at the symposium. The present volume represents the fully-refereed proceedings of the symposium and features articles by a majority of speakers, plus a handful by poster authors, and two that were sent independently to Vegetatio and seemed timely and relevant to the symposi­ um's theme. As organizers, we tried to bring together for the symposium people whose interests covered several key aspects of modern vegetation science: vegetation dynamics, on shorter or longer time scales; the analysis of community data, and of vegetation-environment relationships in both time and space; and the functional basis of vegetation in terms of the individual plants and plant populations that it comprises. We encouraged contributors to focus on theory and models - not necessarily mathematical models, but also conceptual models that might contribute to the development of theory and mathematical models.


Ordination complexity ecology environment forest plant soil vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Colin Prentice
    • 1
  • Eddy van der Maarel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Ecological BotanyUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8303-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4061-1
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