Skip to main content
Select Source:

formula of vegetation

formula of vegetation A shorthand system for the rapid, precise description of vegetation. For example, in J. J. Christian's and T. O. Perry's (1953) scheme, A, B, and C respectively denote trees, shrubs, and herbs; 3, 2, and 1 indicate size as tall, medium, and short; density is recorded as x, y, and z, indicating respectively dense, average, and sparse. Average layer heights are also appended. There are many other such schemes, of varying complexity.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/formula-vegetation

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/formula-vegetation

formula of vegetation

formula of vegetation A shorthand system for the rapid, precise description of vegetation. For example, in Christian's and Perry's (1953) scheme, A, B, and C respectively denote trees, shrubs, and herbs; 3, 2, and 1 indicate size as tall, medium, and short; density is recorded as x, y, and z, indicating respectively dense, average, and sparse. Average layer heights are also appended. There are many other such schemes, of varying complexity.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/formula-vegetation-0

"formula of vegetation." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/formula-vegetation-0