Methodological Approaches in Population Botany and Plant Ecology
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 73-90
Received: May 16, 2020; Accepted: May 28, 2020; Published: Jun. 20, 2020
Views 45      Downloads 38
Svetlana Vladislavovna Fedorova, Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation
Article Tools
Follow on us
In the article presents a new Concept “Polycentric Model of Plant” in addition to the generally accepted in botany Concept “Morphologic Model of Plant”. The basis of the development is laid by my many years of experience in conducting a population study of plants from different categories of the life form in different regions. Concept “Polycentric Model of Plant” allows a new structure of the body of the plant. Elements of the model are not organs, but functional centers: Shoot-formation center, Mineral-nutrition center, Organic-nutrition center, Generation center. Metric characteristics of each of these centers are indicators by which the researcher can simulate the direction of development of the plant population system in each of surveyed habitats. Presented new methodological approaches to solving pressing environmental problems within Population Botany and Plant Ecology, developed on the basis of Concept “Polycentric Model of Plant”. These are: 1) Universal Scale of Vegetation Elements and Diagnostic Key for determining Vegetation Elements by a set of metric indicators of the most developed hypothetical individual of species in the composition of the plant community was developed; 2) Formula for calculate Coefficient Digression of Steppe Vegetation; 3) Scale of Digression Steppe Vegetation and Diagnostic Key to determining 5 stages on this scale; 4) Hypothetical Lifecycle of Plant from the category of life forms “Shrub” and Diagnostic Key to determining 7 stages in this cycle; 5) Diagnostic Key for structuring Plant Population System from the category of life forms “Stoloniferous” by Morph-function groups. Presented also: 1) Elements in “Polycentric Model of Plant”, the functional role and the likely participation of one or another element in the formation of the product of vegetative and generative reproductions; 2) Hypothetical Lifecycle of Plant from categories of life forms “Terrestrial-stoloniferous” and “Soboliferous shrub” by example Potentilla anserina L. and Amygdalus nana L. (Rosaceae); 3) the complete set of Morph-functional groups of individuals as part of a plant population system, the functional role of each group and the likelihood of an individual falling into each group in Hypothetical Lifecycle of Plant from the category of life forms “Stoloniferous”; 4) results of a 3-year experiment with P. anserina, which reflecting population response to the climatic factor and the different of individual disposition presented in Concept “Polycentric Model of Plant”; 5) basic principles of plants population research and points of research on which it is expedient to involve gifted children.
Concept Polycentric Model of Plant, Digression Steppe Vegetation, Lifecycle of Shrub, Stoloniferous Plant, Potentilla anserina, Amygdalus nana, Climatic Factor, Population Response
To cite this article
Svetlana Vladislavovna Fedorova, Methodological Approaches in Population Botany and Plant Ecology, American Journal of BioScience. Special Issue: Innovative Methodological Approaches in Botany and Plant Population Ecology. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 73-90. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20200803.14
Copyright © 2020 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
V. I. Plujanova and S. V. Fedorova, “The experience of growing Potentilla anserina L. in experimental plantings (Tatarstan Republic),” Rastitelnye Resursy, vol. 1, 2002, pp. 57–64.
V. I. Plujanova and S. V. Fedorova, “Experimental studies of clone formation Trifolium repens L. (Fabaceae),” Rastitelnye Resursy, vol. 4, 2004, pp. 50–55.
S. V. Fedorova, “Structure and organization of populations of a number of terrestrial-creeping plants in different ecological-phytocenotic conditions,” Dissertation... PhD of Biologic, Russia, Kazan: KGU, 2007, 223 (in Russian).
S. V. Fedorova, “Variety of forms and allometric parameters of the triple leaf Ranunculus repens L.,” Sc. J., Vestnik of the Tver State University, Series biology, ecology, vol. 9, N. 25 (85), Russia, Tver, 2008, pp. 267–271.
S. V. Fedorova, “Potential growth opportunities for some terrestrial-creeping plants in model populations,” Sc. J., Almanac of modern science and education, vol. 5, Russia, Tambov: Gramota, 2008, pp. 126–129.
S. V. Fedorova, “Analysis of morph-functional spectra in model populations of terrestrial-creeping plants,” Sc. J., Proceedings of Institute of Botany МAS, vol. 21, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 2009, pp. 179–187.
S. V. Fedorova, “Population responses of Fragaria vesca L. (Rosaceae) to the change of ecological-phytocenotic factors,” Sc. J., Proceedings of the Tigirek Reserve, vol. 3, Russia, Barnaul, 2010. pp. 160–165.
S. V. Fedorova, “Features of the formation of Ranunculus repens L. (Ranunculaceae) polycentric system in the model population,” Sc. J., Problems of Botany of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, vol. 11, Russia, Barnaul, 2012, pp. 201–206.
S. V. Fedorova, “Reactions of Galium odoratum (L.) Scop. (Rubiaceae) to replace habitat conditions,” Sc. J., Izvestiya of the Samara Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, vol. 14 (7), Russian, Samara, 2012, pp. 1872–1878.
S. Fedorova, Population organization of herbaceous plants in forest phytocenosis: Asarum europaeum L. (Aristolochiaceae) and Convallaria majalis L. (Convallariaceae). Germany, Saarbrucken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Pablishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2013, 116 (in Russian).
S. V. Fedorova, “Asarum europaeum L. (Aristolochiaceae) cenopopulations in forest: Responses to climatic factor,” Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 6, N. 4, 2015, pp. 2106–211.
S. V. Fedorova. “Methodological bases of population research of plants with vegetative reproduction,” in 5-th All-Russian Geobotanical school-conf. with Intern. participation (St. Petersburg, October 4–9, 2015), Russia, St. Petersburg: St.-PbSU, 2015, p. 53.
S. V. Fedorova, “Aster alpinus L. (Asteraceae) on the slopes of different exposures: the population aspect,” Sc. J., Proceedings of the Tigirek Reserve, vol. 7, Russia, Barnaul, 2015. pp. 191–198.
S. V. Fedorova, “Seasonal rhythm of the development of polycentric systems in the coenopopulation Convallaria majalis L. (Convallariaceae),” Sc. J., Bull. Garden-Institute of Far East Branch of RAS, vol. 14, Russia, Vladivostok, 2015, pp. 11–27.
S. V. Fedorova, “Asarum europaeum L. (Aristolochiaceae): polycentric model of the structure of the organism, morphometry, productivity,” Sc. J., Problems of Botany of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, vol. 14, Russia, Barnaul, 2015, pp. 308–313.
S. V. Fedorova, “Polycentric Model of Plant – as a tool for the diagnosis of the population system,” in Modern concepts of the ecology of bio-systems and their role in solving problems of nature conservation and nature management, 2016., Russia, Penza: PSU, pp. 188–191.
S. V. Fedorova, “Principles of population studies plants are capable of vegetative reproduction,” in Ecological research of local flora, Russia, Ishim: IshimPI, 2016, pp. 73–80.
S. V. Fedorova, “Experimental results with Ranunculus repens L. (Ranunculaceae) in the concept “Polycentric plant model,” in Systematic and floristic studies of Northern Eurasia: proceedings of the 2-nd International Conference (on the 90-th birthday of Professor A. G. Yelenevsky), vol. 3, Russia, Moscow: MSPU, 2018, pp. 84–88.
S. V. Fedorova, “Methodology the population of plants in the diagnosis of the state of vegetation elements,” Sc. J., Samarskaya Luka: problems of regional and global ecology, vol. 27, N 4 (1), Russia, Samara, 2018, pp. 50–59. DOI: 10.24411/2073-1035-2018-10090
S. V. Fedorova, “Methodological bases of population research of herbaceous plants in forest phytocenoses,” Sc. J., Botanical research in Siberia, vol. 26, Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 2018, pp. 98–111.
S. V. Fedorova, “Dominants of the steppe pastures of Mongolia: the population aspect,” in Problems of population biology: materials of the XII All-Russian Population Seminar in memory of N. V. Glotov (Yoshkar-Ola, April 11–14, 2017), Russia, Yoshkar-Ola: String, 2017, pp. 241–244.
S. V. Fedorova, “Dominant of the steppe pastures of Mongolia – Stipa krylovii Roshev. (Poaceae): population aspect,” Sc. J., Problems of Botany of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, vol. 16, Russia, Barnaul, 2017, pp. 161–165.
S. V. Fedorova, “Potentilla astragalifolia Bunge (Rosaceae) in the steppe pastures of Mongolia: population aspect,” in Steppes of Northern Eurasia: Proceedings of the 8-th International Symposium, Russia, Orenburg: Institute of Steppe UB RAS, 2018, pp. 1036–1039.
S. V. Fedorova, “Development peculiarities of some plants in the steppe pastures of Central Mongolia,” Sc. J., Problems of Botany of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, vol. 18, Russia, Barnaul, 2019, pp. 428–433. DOI: 10.14258/pbssm.2019088
S. V. Fedorova and Ts. Batseren, “Population organization Ephedra sinica Stapf. (Ephedraceae) in the steppes of the Eastern Mongolia,” in Problems of Botany of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, Russia, Barnaul: Altaisky SU, 2009, pp. 265–273.
Actual problems of modern bio-morphology. N. P. Savinyich, Eds. Russia, Kirov: Raduga Press, 2012, 610 (in Russian).
M. Urtnasan, “Pasture digression in the steppes of the northern part of Central Mongolia,” Dissertation... PhD of Biologic, Russia, Kazan: K (P) FU, 2015. 167 (in Russian).
E. L. Lyubarsky, “About rating projective cover of grass component,” Russian Journal of Ecology, vol. l, 1974, pp. 98–99.
A. A. Uranov, “Age-related spectrum of phytocenopopulations as a function of time and energy wave processes.” Sc. J., Scientific reports of higher education. Biol. Sciences. vol. 2, Russia, Moscow, 1975, pp. 7–34 (in Russian).
L. A. Zhukova, “Ontogenesis and reproduction cycles of plants,” Sc. J., Journal of General Biology, vol. 44, N 3, USSR, Moscow, 1983, pp. 361–374 (in Russian).
Yu. A. Zlobin, “Theory and practice of assessing the vitality composition of coenopopulations of plants,” Sc. J., Botanical journal, vol. 74, N 6, Russia, Moscow, 1989, рр. 76–784 (in Russian).
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186