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Plant Strategies and Vegetation Processes
PLANT STRATEGIES. Primary Strategies in the Established Phase. Secondary Strategies in the Established Phase. Regenerative Strategies. VEGETATION PROCESSES. Dominance. Succession. Co-Existence.Expand
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Evidence for the Existence of Three Primary Strategies in Plants and Its Relevance to Ecological and Evolutionary Theory
  • J. P. Grime
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 November 1977
It is suggested that evolution in plants may be associated with the emergence of three primary strategies, each of which may be identified by reference to a number of characteristics includingExpand
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Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invasibility
Summary 1 The invasion of habitats by non-native plant and animal species is a global phenomenon with potentially grave consequences for ecological, economic, and social systems. Unfortunately, toExpand
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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges
The ecological consequences of biodiversity loss have aroused considerable interest and controversy during the past decade. Major advances have been made in describing the relationship betweenExpand
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Benefits of plant diversity to ecosystems: immediate, filter and founder effects
1 It is useful to distinguish between the immediate effects of species richness on ecosystems and those which become apparent on a longer time scale, described here as filter and founder effects. Expand
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Competitive Exclusion in Herbaceous Vegetation
IN maintaining or reconstructing types of herbaceous vegetation in which the density of flowering plants exceeds 20 species/m2—the so-called “species-rich” communities, success is often frustrated byExpand
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Comparative Plant Ecology
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GERMINATION CHARACTERISTICS IN A LOCAL FLORA
seeds for immediate germination. Of the 403 species examined, 158 failed to exceed 10% germination but 128 attained values greater than 80%. Germination was high in the majority of grasses and low inExpand
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Trait convergence and trait divergence in herbaceous plant communities: Mechanisms and consequences
Abstract In landscapes subject to intensive agriculture, both soil fertility and vegetation disturbance are capable of impacting strongly, evenly and simultaneously on the herbaceous plant cover andExpand
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