Classification of natural communities

  title={Classification of natural communities},
  author={Robert H. Whittaker},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  • R. Whittaker
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • The Botanical Review
PATTERNS AND THEIR MEANING The pattern of a landscape is, in its full detail, exceedingly complex. It is generally impossible to interpret adequately the relations of species and stands to one another and the landscape by observation alone. It is consequently necessary to develop abstract representations of the pattern, representations which show some relations of communities and environments which are most significant in the landscape pattern, but show these in a form more easily comprehended… 

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