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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In other words, peatlands seem rather resilient in the face of environmental change, with species replacing each other to create different compositions in the plant community.
Based on presented model by Clements, if a plant community in an area with specific edaphic and climatic conditions pass evolution path, this community on track to reach its peak or climax will travel linear path.
Plant community data were collected from a total of 21 sites in 2013 and 2014.
On the basis of a preliminary survey, five ecologically diverse study sites namely Site-1, Site-2, Site-3, Site-4 and Site-5 were selected keeping in view the differences in environmental attributes especially variation in elevation, altitude, slope, topography, soil composition, vegetation types and plant community (Ahmad et al.
To examine changes in overall plant community composition, we used nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMDS).
As seeding with agronomic species may also have altered the pathway of vegetation succession, we also expected divergent patterns of plant community composition in areas subject to revegetation treatments compared to untreated areas.
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.
The use of and teaching about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory.