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phy·to·so·ci·ol·o·gy

 (fī′tō-sō′sē-ŏl′ə-jē, -shē-)
n.
The branch of ecology that deals with the characteristics, classification, relationships, and distribution of plant communities.

phy′to·so′ci·o·log′i·cal (-sō′sē-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -shē-) adj.
phy′to·so′ci·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phy′to·so′ci·ol′o·gist n.

phytosociology

(ˌfaɪtəʊˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -ˌsəʊʃɪ-)
n
(Environmental Science) the branch of ecology that is concerned with the origin, development, etc, of plant communities
phytosociological adj
ˌphytoˌsocioˈlogically adv
ˌphytoˌsociˈologist n

phytosociology

the branch of ecology that studies the interrelations of plants and plant communities. — phytosociologist, n.phytosociologic, phytosociological. adj.
See also: Botany
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Morello's epistolary exchange with Parodi covers his early phase as phytosociologist in his native Rosario, then in Brazil and finally at the Miguel Lillo Institute in Tucuman.
His fierce criticism of globalisation and the multinationals that drive it, originates from his experiences in 1961 when, as a phytosociologist at Durham University, ("that's `biodiversity' now," he quips) he studied forest plants in Africa.
Syntaxonomic note: Maghrebian phytosociologists used the name Oleo-Ceratonion siliquae Braun-Blanquet ex Guinochet & Drouineau 1944 to accommodate sclerophyllous scrub of the relevant ecological space (semi-arid to subhumid, thermomediterranean, coastal-close habitats).
Conard attempted, unsuccessfully, to promote the methods of European phytosociologists for studying associations of plants.