Domin scale

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A system devised by K. Domin for describing the cover of a species in a vegetation community. The scale ranges from simple presence through 10 grades of linked cover-abundance measures. The scheme is based on the original (1927) five-point cover scale of Braun-Blanquet, but the finer subdivisions allow more detailed interpretation. See also cover-sociability scale.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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