Advances in Vegetation Science

Plant community ecology: Papers in honor of Robert H. Whittaker

Editors: Peet, R.K. (Ed.)

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R. K. Peet Dep. of Botany, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514, USA Robert Whittaker's contributions to ecology were many and remarkably varied. His publication record will long stand as a monument to his greatness, and whatever we do to honor him will likely be rather small in comparison. Less well known were his personal interactions and the impact they had on the development of ecology as well as individual scientists. Over the years he touched many of us and we felt not just a professional but also a deep personal loss in his passing. After his death I was contacted by numerous colleagues who wondered what they might do to honor him. Whittaker had long served on the editorial board of Vegetatio, which prompted Eddy van der Maarel to suggest that a series of papers in the journal might be a fitting memorial, and so this project was conceived. Whittaker was a master of synthesis and during his career he published numerous review papers which showed clearly how his work related to and built on that of others. For this reason it seemed inappropriate and redundant to solicit papers reviewing areas to which Whittaker made important contributions. Instead, I chose to solicit research papers illustrating current applications of approaches Whittaker developed and showing a few of the recent advances which have grown directly from his pioneering work.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Peet, R. K.

    Pages 1-4

  • Robert H. Whittaker (1920–1980): The man and his work

    Westman, W. E. (et al.)

    Pages 5-30

  • New approaches to direct gradient analysis using environmental scalars and statistical curve-fitting procedures

    Austin, M. P. (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • An analysis of species response curves and of competition from field data: Some results from heath vegetation

    Fresco, L. F. M.

    Pages 49-57

  • Species performances and vegetation boundaries along an environmental gradient

    Werger, M. J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant community ecology: Papers in honor of Robert H. Whittaker
Editors
  • R.K. Peet
Series Title
Advances in Vegetation Science
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5526-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5526-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6193-532-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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