Why do we need permanent plots in the study of long-term vegetation dynamics?
Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
1996 IAVS - the International Association of Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 147–156, April 1996
How to Cite
Bakker, J.P., Olff, H., Willems, J.H. and Zobel, M. (1996), Why do we need permanent plots in the study of long-term vegetation dynamics?. Journal of Vegetation Science, 7: 147–156. doi: 10.2307/3236314
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Nature conservation;
Abstract. This paper presents a survey of vegetation studies on permanent plots, with an emphasis on the long-term character of these studies. It makes remarks on the external and internal causes of succession, pays attention to the pathways of succession, links up permanent plots studies and chronosequences, discusses internal causes and mechanisms of succession, and finally mentions the significance of long-term vegetation dynamics for nature conservation.