Concepts in empirical plant ecology. Grubb Review

Körner, Christian. (2018) Concepts in empirical plant ecology. Grubb Review. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 11 (4). pp. 405-428.

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In this review, I discuss, and partly challenge, a number of paradigms, assumptions and definitions that apply to many fields of plant ecology. The main points include the need for a distinction between a growth- or yield-oriented versus a fitness- or biodiversity-oriented concept of limitation and stress, and the challenges of a meaningful handling of plant traits and their functional significance. Further, I discuss the central role of biological variation in plant ecology, including the various forms of adaptive adjustments, and the task of scaling plant responses in space and time. I close this review with a critical comment on data stratification in the analysis of large biological datasets (e.g. meta-analysis).
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Pflanzenökologie (Körner)
UniBasel Contributors:Körner, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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