Synusial Approaches to Classification

@inproceedings{Barkman1978SynusialAT,
  title={Synusial Approaches to Classification},
  author={Jan J. Barkman},
  year={1978}
}
Most of the classifications discussed in this volume apply in principle to communities or biocoenoses — i.e. the whole assemblages of organisms that live together in a particular site or biotope. Since the plants make up by far the largest part of the biomass, as well as the essential structure of land communities, it is reasonable to base our classifications upon the plants. Yet the plant community itself is often a complexly organized system, comprising groups of plants on different levels… 
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