Savinov A., Nikitin Y. Development of concepts of plants activity, its ecological role and methods of its assessment in ecosystems // Principy èkologii. 2017. № 3. P. 20‒39. DOI: 10.15393/

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Analytical review


Development of concepts of plants activity, its ecological role and methods of its assessment in ecosystems

PhD, Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University,
Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University,
plants activity
adaptive strategies
Summary: When studying the species activity in the phytocoenoses, three methodological approaches are used: coenotipic, status and ergontic. The latter is proposed for the first time and based on the fact that the activity of plant organisms of a given species is considered as a set of interactions of these organisms with each other, with other organisms and abiotic components of ecosystems. This interaction essentially reflects the rate of accumulation and generation of substances, energy and information by plant organisms. To calculate the activity of the plant species in this aspect, the appropriate formulas were proposed. When comparing the coenotipic, status and ergontic approaches, it was stated that these approaches can complement each other.

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Reviewer: N. V. Vasilevskaya
Received on: 29 December 2016
Published on: 09 November 2017


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