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Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration
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Editors: Hans G. Schröder
Book Description:
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants (forbs). Plants of the sedge (Cyperacae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be frequent in grasslands. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica, and in many other areas they have replaced the natural vegetation due to human influence. In temperate latitudes, such as north-west Europe, grasslands are dominated by perennial species, whereas in warmer climates annual species form a greater component of the vegetation.

Grasslands can be found in most terrestrial climates. Grassland vegetation can vary in height from very short, as in chalk downland where the vegetation may be less than 30 cm high, to quite tall, as in the case of North American tallgrass prairie, South American grasslands and African savannah. Woody plants, shrubs or trees, may occur on some grasslands - forming wooded, scrubby or semi-wooded grassland, such as the African savannahs or the Iberian dehesa. Such grasslands are sometimes referred to as wood-pasture or Savannah woodland. Grasslands cover nearly fifty percent of the land surface of the continent of Africa.

This new book gathers new and important research from around the world in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentaries

The Ecological Values and Functions of Grassland Field Margin Habitat;pp. 1-12
(Sheridan, H., School of Biology and Environmental Science, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Purvis, G., School of Biology and Environmental Science, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, O'Donovan, G., Broadview Ecological Consultants, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.)

The Global Extent of Black C in Soils: Is it Everywhere?;pp. 13-17
(Evelyn Krull, Johannes Lehmann, Jan Skjemstad, Jeff Baldock, Leonie Spouncer,Ph.D 1997 University of Bayreuth,Germany, Diplom Geoecologist 1993 amd others)

Short Communications

Sustainable Development of Prataculture and Ecological Rehabilitation via Shift from Grain Production to Vegetative Production in South China;pp. 19-27
(Guodong Liu, Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Fl, USA, Yuncong Li, Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Fl, USA)

The Real Pattern in the Species-area relationship-Case study using Ground Beetles;pp. 29-36
(Tibor Magura and Viktor Kodobocz, Hortobagy National Park Directorate, Debrecen, Hungary, Bela Tothmeresz, Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary)

Solar Power Generation and use of Grasslands in Ecology Management;pp. 37-40
(Xinping Zhou, Jiakuan Yand and Bo Ziao, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China,

Research and Review Studies

Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands: Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps;pp. 41-80
(Richard Teague, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M System, Vernon, Texas, Fred Provenza, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT, Brien Norton, Centre for the Management of Arid Environments, Kalgoorlie, Australia, et al.)

Effects of Long-term Livestock Removal on Water Infiltration Rate in Arid Grasslands;pp. 81-91
(Thomas J. Valone, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO)

Floods Recover the Deterioration of Grasslands and Soils caused by Cattle Grazing in the Flooding Pampas of Argentina;pp. 93-107
(Pedro Insausti, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Miguel A. Taboada, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Raul S. Lavado,Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

On the Role of Soil Seed Bank of Rich Pasture Communities in a Fragmented Submediterranean Landscape;pp. 109-132
(Josep M. Ninot, Grup de Geobotanica i Cartografia de la Vegetacio, Departament de Biologia Vegetal, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Albert Petit, Grup de Geobotanica i Cartografia de la Vegetacio, Departament de Biologia Vegetal, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Carme Casas, Grup de Geobotanica i Cartografia de la Vegetacio, Departament d'Industries Agroalimentaries i Ciencies Ambientals, Vic, Spain)

Re-creating Plant and Beetle Assemblages of Species-rich Chalk Grasslands on Ex-arable Land;pp. 133-152
(Ben A. Woodcock, Biodiversity and Conservation Management Group, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, UK, Simon R. Mortimer, Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, Department of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK, Andrew R. Edwards, Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, Department of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, et al.)

Integrating Vegetation Ecology into Contemporary Phytoremediation Technologies: A Functional Approach to Phytoremediation;pp. 153-179
(Marjana Regvar, Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Vegetation and Fire Dynamics in Southern Brazil during the late Quaternary and their Implication for Conservation and Management of Modern Grassland Ecosystems;pp. 181-194
(Hermann Behling, Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut fur Pflanzenwissenschaften, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Abteilung fur Palynologie und Klimadynamik, Untere Karspule 2, Gottingen, Germany, Valerio DePatta Pillar, Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Grassland Contribution to Climate Change in the Basque country. Opportunities to Mitigation;pp. 195-203
(merino P., Institute of Agriculture Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, Spain, Gonzalex-Murua C., Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country, Spain, Del Prado A., Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, IGER-North Wyke, UK, et al.)

The Origin and Age of Grasslands in the Southern Kuril Islands;pp. 205-234
(N.G. Razzhigaeva, Pacific Institute of Geography, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Science, Vladivostok, Russia, L.A. Ganzey, Pacific Institute of Geography, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Science, Vladivostok, Russia, L.M. Mokhova, Pacific Institute of Geography, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Science, Vladivostok, Russia, et al.)

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Grazed Grasslands- key Sources and Abatement Strategies (case study: Overwintering areas in the Czech Republic, Central Europe);pp. 235-250
(Miloslav Simek, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic- Institute of Soil Biology, University of South Bohemia- Faculty of Science, Czech Republic)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008 4th Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 270pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-024-4
   Status: AV
  
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