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European vegetation survey: current state of some national programmes.

Mucina, L. and Rodwell, J. S. and Schaminée, J. H. J. and Dierschke, H. (1993) European vegetation survey: current state of some national programmes. Journal of Vegetation Science, 4 (3). pp. 429-438.

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Abstract

Vegetation survey programmes in Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany are described. The aims of these programmes are discussed and their origin and motivation elucidated against the historical background of the development of phytosociology (as part of vegetation science) in particular countries. The Austrian, British and Dutch national vegetation surveys have been logistically supported by either basic-research (Austria) or nature-conservation (Great Britain and the Netherlands) funding organisations. They are either being published (British Plant Communities) or heading for publication of their first volumes within the next two years. The German vegetation survey is a voluntarily-based enterprise expected to complete its work by the end of this century. The experience gained by the management of these national surveys is of fundamental importance in launching the European Vegetation Survey (a project under preparation)

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Vegetation Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austria ; Data bank ; Funding ; Germany ; Great Britain ; Netherlands ; Phytosociology ; Syntaxonomy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22658
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2009 13:49
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22658

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