*PHYTOSOCIOLOGY

//CONTEMPORARY VEGETATION SCIENCE //

//LANDSCAPE PHYTOSOCIOLOGY//

composition / development / relationships

 between the species

classifying communities

empirical model of vegetation

 using plant taxa combinations

 characterizing univocally vegetation units

expressing abstract vegetation concepts

 

- Tool in nature management issues-

CONCEPTUAL UNITS :  «SYNTAXA» 

HIERARCHY SYSTEM : SYNTAXONOMY

CREATION/AMELIORATION/ADJUSTMENT 

EMPIRICAL REPRESENTATION OF VEGETATION OF A GIVEN TERRITORY

BASIC UNIT OF SYNTAXONOMY : ASSOCIATION

 THE ASSOCIATION IS A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF A CONCRETE PHYTOCOENOSIS 

 

The association is defined by its characteristic combination :

plant taxa, habitat features, physiognomy, biogeographical area, role in ecological succession, historical ,paleo ,biogeographical relationships

 

 ASSOCIATIONS WITH FLORISTIC AND TERRITORIAL AFFINITIES CAN BE GROUPED IN LARGER ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTUAL UNITS 

SIMILAR ALLIANCES MAY BE GROUPED IN

«ORDERS»

 « ORDERS » IN VEGETATION «CLASSES»

 

THE SETTING OF SYNTAXA IN HIERARCHY MAKES UP THE SYNTAXONOMICAL SYSTEM

THE REFERENCE MODEL OF THE GIVEN VEGETATION AND TERRITORY

//PERCEPTION OF VEGETATION//SUCCESSIONAL UNITS// VEGETATION COMPLEXES//

 DESCRIPTIVE //PREDICTIVE POWERS