British Plant Communities, Volume 1

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John S. Rodwell
Cambridge University Press, Apr 30, 1998 - Science - 408 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 series 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

INTRODUCTION TO WOODLANDS AND SCRUB
17
Wet woodlands with alder birch and willows
30
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTIONS 47 COMMUNITY DESCRIPTIONS
48
W3 Salix pentandraCarex rostrata woodland
65
W7 Alnus glutinosaFraxinus excelsiorLysimachia nemorum woodland
102
W9 Fraxinus excelsiorSorbus aucupariaMercurialis perennis woodland 158
132
W10 Quercus roburPteridium aquilinumRubus fruticosus woodland
172
W11 Quercus petraeaBetula pubescensOxalis acetosella woodland
197
W16 Quercus spp Betula spp Deschampsia flexuosa woodland
263
W17 Quercus petraeaBetula pubescensDicranum majus woodland
278
W18 Pinus sylvestrisHylocomium splendens woodland
300
W19 Juniperus communis ssp communisOxalis acetosella woodland
316
W21 Crataegus monogynaHedera helix scrub
333
W22 Prunus spinosaRubus fruticosus scrub
347
W25 Pteridium aquilinumRubus fruticosus underscrub
364
W5 Alnus glutinosaCarex paniculata woodland 80
369

W12 Fagus sylvaticaMercurialis perennis woodland
217
W4 Betula pubescensMolinia caerulea woodland 72
226
W13 Taxus baccata woodland
239
INDEX OF SPECIES IN WOODLANDS AND SCRUB
377
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