Vegetation Dynamics

  • R. Knapp
Part of the Handbook of Vegetation Science book series (HAVS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Preface and Introduction

    1. R. Knapp
      Pages 3-5
  3. Kinds of Changes in Vegetation

  4. Methods of Syndynamical Analysis and of Conclusions in Vegetation Dynamics

  5. Cytogenetical, Competitional, Allelopathic and Similar Causes of Vegetation Dynamics

  6. Classification of Successions and of their Terminal Stages

    1. P. Dansereau
      Pages 123-135
    2. R. H. Whittaker
      Pages 137-154
    3. E. Aichinger
      Pages 179-183
  7. Productivity and Chemical Changes in Successional Stages

About this book


During the International Botanical Congress in Edinburgh, 1964, Mrs. 1. M. WEISBACH-J UNK of The Hague discussed a plan for preparation by her publishing company (Dr. W. Junk b.v.) of an international Handbook of Vegetation Science. She proposed a series that should give a comprehensive survey of the varied directions within this science, and their achievements to date as well as their objectives for the future. The challenge of such an enterprise, and its evident value for the further development of vegetation research, induced the undersigned after some consideration to accept the offer of the honorable but also burdensome task of General Editor. The decision was encouraged by a well formulated and detailed outline for the Handbook worked out by the Dutch phytosociolo­ gists J. J. BARKMAN and V. WESTHOFF. A circle of scholars from numerous countries was invited by the Dr. Junk Publishing Com­ pany to The Hague in January 1966 to draw up a list of editors and contributors for the parts of the Handbook. The outline and list have served since for the organization of the Handbook, with no need for major change. The different burdens of editors and authors have compelled quite different timings for completion of the individual sections.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Knapp
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanisches Institut der UniversitätGiessenBundesrepublik Deutschland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2346-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2344-3
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