Phytosociological spectrum as an indicator of species richness of plant communities

Phytosociological spectrum as an indicator of species richness of plant communities ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 180–182. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Original Russian Text © S.M. Yamalov, A.V. Bayanov, 2010, published in Ekologiya, 2010, No. 2, pp. 148–150. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Phytosociological Spectrum As an Indicator of Species Richness of Plant Communities S. M. Yamalov and A. V. Bayanov Bashkir State University, ul. Frunze 32, Ufa, 450074 Bashkortostan, Russia; email: Received April 3, 2008 Key words: species richness, biodiversity, phytosociological spectrum. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413610020116 are Festucetalia valesiacae (meadow steppes, 43 spe Species richness (alphadiversity), or the number of species per unit area of plant community or bio cies), Arrhenatheretalia (true meadows, 34 species), and Origanetalia vulgaris (xerothermic forest margins, cenosis, is a very important parameter closely associ 27 species). Relatively few species are contributed by ated with ecosystem stability, productivity, and sig orders such as Lamio albiChenopodietalia (moist nificance in terms of nature conservation. Whittaker nitrophilic forest margins, seven species), Onopordeta (1980) noted that no existing model allows prognosis lia acanthi (xerothermic ruderal communities of bien of biological diversity. The point is that species rich nial and perennial plants, five species), and Plantagin ness depends on a number of factors, which can etalia Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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