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Plant Strategies and Vegetation Processes
TLDR
This work presents a meta-analysis of plant strategies developed in the Established Phase and their applications in the Regenerative Strategies Phase, which addresses the question of how best to exploit the regenerative properties of cannabis. Expand
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
TLDR
A triangular model based upon the three strategies of evolution in plants may be reconciled with the theory of r- and K-selection, provides an insight into the processes of vegetation succession and dominance, and appears to be capable of extension to fungi and to animals. Expand
Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invasibility
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It is concluded that the elusive nature of the invasion process arises from the fact that it depends upon conditions of resource enrichment or release that occur only intermittently and, to result in invasion, must coincide with availability of invading propagules. Expand
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges
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Larger numbers of species are probably needed to reduce temporal variability in ecosystem processes in changing environments and to determine how biodiversity dynamics, ecosystem processes, and abiotic factors interact. Expand
Benefits of plant diversity to ecosystems: immediate, filter and founder effects
TLDR
It is predicted that a progressive loss of ecosystem functions will arise from the decline in the precision with which dominants can engage in the re-assembly and relocation of ecosystems. Expand
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
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GERMINATION CHARACTERISTICS IN A LOCAL FLORA
TLDR
Under constant temperature conditions, the majority of grasses, legumes and composites germinated over a wide range of temperature, and the same feature was evident in species of ubiquitous or southern distribution in the British Isles. Expand
SEASONAL VARIATION IN THE SEED BANKS OF HERBACEOUS SPECIES IN TEN CONTRASTING HABITATS
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It is concluded that the major evolutionary force determining the nature of the seed bank is the selective advantage derived from mechanisms of seed dormancy and germination which allow seedlings to evade the potentially-dominating effects of established plants. Expand
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