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Of course, sustainability science ultimately must take the measure of the dynamics of complex ecosystems, the natural and direction of their change under management. Debates among ecologists as to the nature of succession must be understood by scientists seeking to understand sustainability. It is important to note that through the history of this strong Anglo-American debate on the nature of succession, there has been a continental European effort toward the goal of developing a taxonomic tradition in the issue of classifying vegetation into meaningful units, which is also an essential element of sustainable management.