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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Condition and management of range land based on quantitative ecology
Year: 1949
Author(s): Dyksterhuis, E. J.
Source Title: Journal of Range Management
Source Type: Journal
pages: 104-115
Original Publication:  
Abstract: The development and use of systems for classifying range conditions was traced back to the researches of Sampson reported in 1919. "Common denominators" of current systems appeared to be; a) recognition of secondary succession toward a climax type, and b) the uise of floristic composition to indicate condition or position of a range in this succession. A review of basic research showed a direct though general relation between forage production and secondary succession.