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dc.contributor.author Day, JA
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-12T12:33:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-12T12:33:23Z
dc.date.issued 1983-06
dc.identifier.citation Day, JA (Editor). 1983. Mineral nutrients in mediterranean ecosystems. Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, SANSP Report 71, Jun 1983, pp 176 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0 7988 2693 2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2192
dc.description.abstract The notion of ecological convergence has influenced taxonomists and biogeographers since the development of ecology in the mid-nineteenth century. Our initial understanding of the ecosystems of the world resulted from plant geographers' classifications of plant forms and formations, categories implicitly based on their intuitive views of convergence. Because of the striking similarities in plant form among the small, widely-separated Mediterranean ecosystems (Figure 1), biogeographical concepts and early ideas on ecophysiology were strongly influenced by convergence in the sclerophyllous plant form and the inferred similarities in plant function. These views were controversial, however, and there has been no attempt at rigorous hypothesis testing until the second half of this century. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSIR en
dc.subject Minerals en
dc.subject Ecosystems en
dc.subject Ecology en
dc.subject Biology en
dc.subject Geography en
dc.subject SANSP en
dc.title Mineral nutrients in mediterranean ecosystems en
dc.type Technical Report en


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