These investigations identify and clarify some basic
assumptions and methodological principles involved in
ecological explanations of plant associations. How are
plants geographically distributed into characteristic groups?
What are the basic conditions that organize groups of
interspecific plant populations that are characteristic of
particular kinds of habitats? Answers to these questions
concerning the geographical distribution of plants in late
19th century European plant geography and early 20th
century American plant ecology can be distinguished
according to differing logical assumptions concerning the
habitats of plant associations.
Konopka, Adam, "Ecological Investigations: A Phenomenology of Habitats" (2020). Faculty Scholarship. 9.