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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

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

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...

near-natural 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. 41 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

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. 81 words.

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

semi-natural 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. 75 words.

Vegetation altered by human influence or management in the past, which has taken on a natural aspect owing to the length of time over which the influences have persisted. For example, ...

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Positive plant interactions and community dynamics

Paul J. Richardson.

in Annals of Botany

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 1092 words.

Modelling snow cover duration improves predictions of functional and taxonomic diversity for alpine plant communities

Bradley Z. Carlson, Philippe Choler, Julien Renaud, Jean-Pierre Dedieu and Wilfried Thuiller.

in Annals of Botany

November 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 8666 words.

Background and Aims Quantifying relationships between snow cover duration and plant community properties remains an important challenge in alpine ecology. This study develops a...

Contribution of above- and below-ground plant traits to the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities

N. Legay, C. Baxendale, K. Grigulis, U. Krainer, E. Kastl, M. Schloter, R. D. Bardgett, C. Arnoldi, M. Bahn, M. Dumont, F. Poly, T. Pommier, J. C. Clément and S. Lavorel.

in Annals of Botany

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 8221 words.

Background and Aims

Abiotic properties of soil are known to be major drivers of the microbial community within it. Our understanding of how soil microbial...

An underground tale: contribution of microbial activity to plant iron acquisition via ecological processes

Chong Wei Jin, Yi Quan Ye and Shao Jian Zheng.

in Annals of Botany

January 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 8237 words.

Background

Iron (Fe) deficiency in crops is a worldwide agricultural problem. Plants have evolved several strategies to enhance Fe acquisition, but...

Manganese phytotoxicity: new light on an old problem

Denise R. Fernando and Jonathan P. Lynch.

in Annals of Botany

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 5214 words.

Background Manganese (Mn) is an essential micronutrient that is phytotoxic under certain edaphic and climatic conditions. Multiple edaphic factors regulate Mn redox status and...

Modelling temperature, photoperiod and vernalization responses of Brunonia australis (Goodeniaceae) and Calandrinia sp. (Portulacaceae) to predict flowering time

Robyn L. Cave, Graeme L. Hammer, Greg McLean, Colin J. Birch, John E. Erwin and Margaret E. Johnston.

in Annals of Botany

April 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 6449 words.

Background and Aims

Crop models for herbaceous ornamental species typically include functions for temperature and photoperiod responses, but very few...

A modelling framework to simulate foliar fungal epidemics using functional–structural plant models

Guillaume Garin, Christian Fournier, Bruno Andrieu, Vianney Houlès, Corinne Robert and Christophe Pradal.

in Annals of Botany

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 11421 words.

Background and Aims

Sustainable agriculture requires the identification of new, environmentally responsible strategies of crop protection. Modelling of...

Dinitrogen fixation associated with shoots of aquatic carnivorous plants: is it ecologically important?

Dagmara Sirová, Jiří Šantrůček, Lubomír Adamec, Jiří Bárta, Jakub Borovec, Jiří Pech, Sarah M. Owens, Hana Šantrůčková, Rudi Schäufele, Helena Štorchová and Jaroslav Vrba.

in Annals of Botany

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Physiology. 6579 words.

Background and Aims

Rootless carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia are important components of many standing waters worldwide, as well as suitable...

biotic association

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. 14 words.

A community of plants and animals. See also community and plant association.

vegetation mosaic

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. 47 words.

The pattern of different plant *communities, or stages of the same community. The term is applied particularly to communities that show cyclical change (e.g. the ...

physiognomy

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. 10 words.

The form and structure of natural communities. Compare morphology.

differential species

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. 39 words.

In *phytosociology, species that seem to be *mutually exclusive in a comparison of two *community types, but which examination of other communities reveals are not necessarily...

prevailing climax

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. 108 words.

The most common undisturbed, stable *community that occurs in a region. In any given area various stable communities are found in response to local differences in ...

progressive succession

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. 38 words.

The normal sequential development of *communities, from simple communities with few species and low productivity to the optimum sustainable in a given environment. It is contrasted with...