Patterns in Nature
Natural Communities: How Ecologists See the World
And natural communities are just the beginning of a whole new way of seeing the world.
Explore these sections in Patterns in Nature
Natural patterns in the landscape—what shapes them? What's the difference between natural, semi-natural, and not-so-natural communities? How do natural communities fit together in the landscape to form still larger patterns?
How (and why?) are natural communities identified and mapped in the field?
Which natural communities are vulnerable to elimination and which ones are secure? What are Conservation Statuses that ecologists assign?