Plant Community


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Plant Community

 

a group of autotrophic and heterotrophic plants in a given location that are mutually related to one another and to other components of the biotic and abiotic environment. A plant community is an important part of a more complex system—the biogeocenosis. As a result of the vital processes of autotrophic organisms, chiefly green plants, a plant community stores solar energy and, with the participation of all the components of the biocenosis, transforms the energy and carries out the biological cycle. Plant communities usually consist of many species belonging to different life forms yet possessing mechanisms that enable them to grow together under certain environmental conditions.

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The secondary succession following the burns was as anticipated, with the initial plant community consisting primarily of herbaceous species.
There were also changes in plant community structure with a decrease in small stature plants and an overall increase in taller plants, such as graminoids and shrubs, resulting in an overall increase in canopy height.
2008) have reviewed plant community models and discussed their various shortcomings.
KEY WORDS: fire history, fire evidence index, Pinus rigida, plant community composition
After an initial trip to the study site to learn the dominant plants and qualitativelydescribe the area, we discuss--first in small student teams and then as a class--all the possible factors influencing plant community structure at this site.
A grazed plant community consists of many populations coexisting in a meta-equilibrium between abiotic and biotic conditions (Bullock, 1996).
Objectives were to: 1) identify and characterize the plant community immediately surrounding flowering orchids over a 3-year period; 2) identify and characterize changes in this plant community between years; 3) answer the question of whether orchid habitat can be accurately identified by using the immediate surrounding plant community.
COUNTRYSIDE: Many years ago I remember articles about how some churches and organizations would plant community gardens to help feed the poor or struggling in their communities.
5% of the total points) were not assigned to any plant community as no average tree distance could be calculated.
The final chapters are devoted to systems, plant populations and the ecology of the plant community.
The dene's groundcover plant community is indicative of ancient, relatively undisturbed woodland.