The Individualistic Concept of the Plant Association

Author: Gleason, H.A.

Description: The continued activity of European ecologists, and to a some-
what smaller extent of American ecologists as well, in discussing
the fundamental nature, structure, and classification of plant
associations, and their apparently chronic inability to come to
any general agreement on these matters, make it evident that
the last word has not yet been said on the subject. Indeed, the
constant disagreement of ecologists, the readiness with which
flaws are found by one in the proposals of another, and the wide
range of opinions which have been ably presented by careful
observers, lead one to the suspicion that possibly many of them
are somewhat mistaken in their concepts, or are attacking the
problem from the wrong angle.

Subject headings: Plants, Vegetation, Ecology, Species, Seeds, Synecology, Flora, Sustainable agriculture, Vegetation structure, Animal migration behavior

Publication year: 1926

Journal or book title: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club

Volume: 53

Issue: 1

Pages: 7

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 1864