Plant and animal populations are frequently found in habitats where the environmental conditions are considered extreme or challenging for life form to exist. These conditions may be classified as either: (1) Supreme: a situation characteristic of degradation conditions where only a few species live under stress, and (2) Extra-ordinary: habitats that provide high biodiversity that are under stress conditions. Due to the differences in what we consider extreme conditions, it is necessary to distinguish between these two categories, because they are not comparable. Our presentation will include examples of these two extreme environmental categories.
Original Publication Citation
Burchardt, L., Lastowski, K., & Marshall, H.G. (2004). On the ecological status of the concept "boundary conditions" - A few methodological remarks. Ecological Questions, 4, 9-12.
Burchardt, Lubomira; Lastowski, Krzystof; and Marshall, Harold G., "On the Ecological Status of the Concept "Boundary Conditions" - A Few Methodological Remarks" (2004). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 133.