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n. pl. bi·o·coe·no·ses (-sēz) Chiefly British
Variant of biocenosis.


(ˌbaɪəʊsɪˈnəʊsɪs) or


(Biology) a diverse community inhabiting a single biotope
ˌbiocoeˈnotic, ˌbioceˈnotic adj
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Compared to more diverse plant communities, such as dunes and grasslands, peatlands have been observed to lose fewer species as a result of climate and environmental changes.
This gardening and landscaping guide explains how to understand the ecology of naturally occurring plant communities and how to use this knowledge to design herbaceous vegetation in gardens, parks, and other urban greenspaces, by sowing designed seed mixes.
This work has the potential to shed light on the relatively poorly studied, biologically important, and exceedingly rare (Nuzzo, 1986) oak savanna plant communities of western Michigan by examining different disturbances and management practices and their influence on community assembly, while informing potential management efforts aimed at restoring these ecosystems.
The definition of different situations, thresholds, transitions and indicators will help managers to follow change trend among different plant communities and establish an ideal community.
Present study has been conducted in order to evaluate the effects of different anthropogenic disturbances (stone crushing, grazing and cutting of trees for fuel) on the growth and development of different plant communities in disturbed ecosystem of Karana Hills near Sargodha.
The Bear Creek Unit, located in Northern California's interior coast range in Colusa County, is an 11,090-acre (with 7,360 acres suitable for grazing) BLM-managed land that consists of a patch-mosaic of annual grasslands, blue oak woodlands and serpentine chaparral plant communities.
Plant communities on sump caps for all treatment types were significantly different from surrounding undisturbed tundra, even after more than 30 years of recovery.
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture appears in its second updated edition to advocate permaculture and gardens that represent a backyard ecosystem, emulating plant communities and cooperative systems that can maintain fertility, conserve water, and provide beneficial habitats for wildlife.
Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society, photographic talk, Spotting the WIld Plant Communities of Stocksfield, by Dave Mitchell, Stocksfield Community Centre, 7.
They said that the different plant communities, with graminoids and woody plants prevailing, then started to develop during the Holocene.
Among the various initial concepts of symphytosociology, the definition that has prospered and is now the most widely accepted is the study of complexes of plant communities, understood as the set of different succession stages (pri-serial or subserial) relating to the same potential natural vegetation (PNV) (RIVAS-MARTINEZ, 1976; RIVAS-MARTINEZ & al.
A study that compared plant communities today with a survey made 50 years ago has provided the first on-the-ground evidence of plants in the southwestern USA being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate.