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Plant abundance: the measurement and relationship with seed size

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Abstract

There are many inconsistencies in early reports describing the relationships between plant abundance and other biotic (e.g., seed size) or abiotic variables (e.g., precipitation). It has been difficult to generalize such relationships when abundance is measured differently (e.g., density, biomass, cover). This article suggests using abundance in two broad categories: numerical abundance (e.g., number of individuals, density) and mass abundance (e.g., biomass, cover). Collective evidence indicates that when abundance is measured the same way, the observed patterns may actually be more consistent.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Plant abundance: the measurement and relationship with seed size
Series title:
Oikos
Volume
101
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 639-642
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Oikos
First page:
639
Last page:
642