British Plant Communities, Volume 3

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John S. Rodwell
Cambridge University Press, Apr 30, 1998 - Science - 552 pages
British Plant Communities is the first systematic and comprehensive account of the vegetation types of Britain. It covers all natural, semi-natural and major artificial habitats in Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland), representing the fruits of fifteen years of research by leading plant ecologists. The book breaks new ground in wedding the rigorous interest in the classification of plant communities that has characterized Continental phytosociology with the deep concern traditional in Great Britain to understand how vegetation works. The published volumes have been greeted with universal acclaim, and the series has become firmly established as a framework for a wide variety of teaching, research and management activities in ecology, conservation and land-use planning.
 

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Contents

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viii
INTRODUCTION TO MESOTROPHIC GRASSLANDS
17
MG1 Arrhenatherum elatius grassland
32
MG3 Anthoxanthum odoratumGeranium sylvaticum grassland
49
MG6 Lolium perenneCynosurus cristatus grassland
67
MG8 Cynosurus cristatusCaltha palustris grassland
79
MG10 Holcus lanatusJuncus effusus rushpasture
88
MG11 Festuca rubraAgrostis stoloniferaPotentilla unserina grassland
94
Festuca ovinaAgrosttis capillarisAlchemilla alpina grassheath
246
CG12 Festuca ovinaAlchemilla alpinaSilene acaulis dwarfherb community
254
CG14 Dryas octopetalaSilene acaulis ledge community
269
INTRODUCTION TO CALCIFUGOUS GRASSLANDS
277
Moss and rushheaths of low and middlealpine plateaus
284
KEY TO CALCIFUGOUS GRASSLANDS
289
U2 Deschampsiaflexuosa grassland
317
U4 Festuca ovinaAgrostis capillarisGalium saxatile grassland
331

Agrostis stoloniferaAlopecurus geniculatus grassland
103
Data analysis and the description of calcicolous grassland communities
110
Sesleriu albicans grasslands
116
CG1 Festuca ovinaCarlina vulgaris grassland
126
CG2 Festuca ovinaAvenula pratensis grassland
140
CG3 Bromus erectus grassland
166
CG4 Brachypodium pinnutum grassland
176
CG5 Bromus erectusBrachypodium pinnatum grassland
182
CG6 Avenula pubescens grassland
188
CG7 Festuca ovinaHieracium pilosellaThymus praecoxpulegioides grass
194
CG8 Sesleria albicansScabiosa columbaria grassland
211
CG9 Sesleria albicansGalium sterneri grassland
218
CG10 Festuca ovinuAgrostis capillarisThvmus praecox grassland
234
U5 Nardus strictaGalium saxatile grassland
352
U6 Juncus squarrosusFestuca ovina grassland
368
U8 Carex bigelowiiPolytrichum alpinum sedgeheath
389
U10 Carex bigelowiiRacomitrium lanuginosum mossheath
403
U11 Poly trichum sexangulareKiaeria starkei snowbed
417
U13 Deschampsia cespitosaGalium saxatile grassland
430
U15 Saxifraga aizoidesAlchemilla glabra banks
446
U17 Luzula sylvaticaGeum rivale tallherb community
461
U18 Cryptogramma crispaAthyrium distentifolium snowbed
478
U21 Cryptogramma crispaDeschampsiaflexuosa community
499
INDEX OF SPECIES IN GRASSLANDS
513
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