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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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community ecology

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 53 words.

An approach to ecological study which emphasizes the living components of an ecosystem (the community). Typically it involves description

relict community

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 58 words.

A community that formerly had a much wider distribution but now occurs only very locally. Such contraction can be caused

community ecology

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 54 words.

An approach to ecological study which emphasizes the living components of an ecosystem (the community). Typically it involves description and analysis of patterns within the community,...

relict community

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 58 words.

A community that formerly had a much wider distribution but now occurs only very locally. Such contraction can be caused by various factors including climatic change, e.g. glaciation....

Community Invasibility

Kendi F. Davies.

in Serpentine

February 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5033 words.

Invasive species are one of the most significant threats to native species diversity, and identifying the factors that make places more or less invasible has been one of the most important...

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climax community

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 59 words.

The final stage of a plant succession, in which vegetation reaches a state of equilibrium with the environment. The community is self-perpetuating, except that changes may occur very slowly...

community ecology

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 56 words.

An approach to ecological study which emphasizes the living components of an *ecosystem (the *community). Typically it involves description and analysis of patterns within the community,...

relict community

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A community that formerly had a much wider distribution but now occurs only very locally. Such contraction can be caused by various factors including climatic change (e.g. glaciation)....

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relict community

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 59 words.

A *community that formerly had a much wider distribution but now occurs only very locally. Such contraction can be caused by various factors including climatic change, e.g. glaciation....

climax community

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 60 words.

The final stage of a plant *succession, in which vegetation reaches a state of equilibrium with the environment. The community is self-perpetuating, except that changes may occur very...

Community Ecology

Herman A. Verhoef.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5005 words.

At the beginning of the 20th century there was much debate about the “nature” of communities. The driving question was whether the community was a self-organized system of co-occurring...

Community Genetics

Jennifer A. Schweitzer and Joseph K. Bailey.

in Ecology

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6084 words.

Community genetics is a relatively young empirical field that focuses upon the genetic relationships among species and how these interactions shape whole communities and ecosystem function....

Community Phenology

David W. Inouye and Amy M. McKinney.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 14284 words.

Phenology is the study of the timing of seasonal events. The Greek root phainomai means to appear, and the most commonly used metric of phenology is timing of first appearance. Humans have...

near-natural community

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 38 words.

A vegetation community consisting wholly or predominantly of native species which, though modified by human use, has not been deflected

near-natural community

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 38 words.

A vegetation community consisting wholly or predominantly of native species which, though modified by human use, has not been deflected from its natural course of ...

Community Classification and Nomenclature

Todd Keeler-wolf, Julie M. Evens, Ayzik I. Solomeshch, V. L. Holland and Michael G. Barbour.

in California Grasslands

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 8495 words.

This chapter presents the community classification and nomenclature of grasslands. It describes five major grassland types within California: valley/south coastal, north coastal,...

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Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez.

in Cacti

October 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9181 words.

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with...

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near-natural community

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A vegetation community consisting wholly or predominantly of native species which, though modified by human use, has not been deflected from its natural course of succession. Examples...

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community

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 74 words.

A general term applied to any grouping of populations of different organisms found living together in a particular environment; essentially,

community

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 74 words.

A general term applied to any grouping of populations of different organisms found living together in a particular environment; essentially, the ...