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Savanna Ecology and Management: Australian Perspective and Intercontinental Comparisons

Edited By: PA Werner

221 pages, B/w photos, figs


Paperback | Jul 1991 | #12720 | ISBN: 0632031999
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Savannas cover just under one third of the world's land surface and contain a large and rapidly growing proportion of the world's population as well as the majority of its rangelands and livestock. Most are experiencing increasing pressures from demographic and economic changes that have increased dramatically over the past few decades.
Comprises papers presented at an international symposium held in Darwin, in 1988, under the auspices of the Responses of Savannas to Stress and Disturbance Program.


1. Australasian Savannas: Overviews Australia's Unique Biota: Implications For Ecological Processes Northern Australian Savannas: Management For Pastorial Production Stability And Stress In The Savanna Forests Of Mainland South-East Asia Savannas Of North-East India Tropical Grasslands Of Sri Lanka And India 2. Ecological Determinants Of Savannas: Abiotic And Biotic: Savannas Of Northern South America: A Steady State Regulated By Water-Fire Interactions On A Background Of Low Nutrient Availability The Influence Of Soil Fertility On The Ecology Of Southern African Dry Savannas Nitrogen-Use Efficiency For Growth In A Cultivated African Grass And A Native South American Pasture Grass; Nutrient Cycling In Australian Savannas Herbivory By Insects In Australian Tropical Savannas: A Review Large Herbivorous Mammals: Exotic Species In Northern Australia 3. Biological Mosaics And Tree/Grass Ratios: Development And Stability Of Grass/Woody Mosiacs In A Subtropical Savanna Parkland, Texas, USA The Origin And Extent Of Nutrient-Enriched Patches Within A Nutrient-Poor Savanna In South Africa Tree Community Dynamics In A Humid Savanna Of The Cote-d'Ivoire: Modelling The Effects Of Fire And Competition With Grass And Neighbours Tree/Grass Ratios In East African Savannas: A Comparison Of Existing Models Stress And Disturbance: Vegetation Dynamics In The Dry Chaco Region Of Argentina 4. Savanna Management For Pastoral Industries: Management Of Savannas For Livestock Production In North-East Australia: Contrasts Across The Tree-Grass Continuum The Water Environment And Implications For Productivity Philippine Grasslands: Liveweight Gains In Cattle And Buffaloes, With And Without Introduced Legumes Australia's Northern Savannas: A Time For Change In Management Philosophy RSPM: A Resource Systems Planning Model For Integrated Resource Management RANGEPACK: The Philosophy Underlying The Development Of A Microcomputer-Based Decision Support System For Pastoral Land Management SHRUBKILL: A Decision Support System For Management Burns In Australian Savannas

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