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Structure and Functioning of Seminatural Meadows

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Series: Developments in Agricultural and Managed-Forest Ecology

Edited By: M Rychnovská

320 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #22691 | ISBN: 0444986693
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This book is based on the 1973-1985 Ecosystem Study on Highland Meadows in Czechoslovakia, and it examines the functioning of these grasslands and their changes under the impact of man. It contains analysis of soil micro-organisms and their functions in decomposition and soil forming processes, leading to the evaluation of the whole carbon cycle. Procedures used in agriculture are evaluated from both ecological and economic viewpoints.


Foreword (S. Hejny). 1. Introduction (M. Rychnovska). 2. Meadow communities of the Zdarske Vrchy Landscape Reserve (E. Balatova-Tulackova). 3. Characteristics of the climatic factors (I. Bar, P. Smid). 4. Grassland ecosystems for pilot studies-the Kamenicky area (M. Rychnovska). 5. Edaphic factors (F. Klaska, E. Predkova, V. Sibl). 6. Structure of the populations of plant communities (V. Zelena). 7. Primary producers of the natural stand (N) (J. Jakrlova). 8. Underground biomass in meadow stands (K. Fiala). 9. Anatomical structure of leaves of the dominant grasses (Z. Makusova). 10. Limits of forage production and the efficiency of grassland management (F. Hrabe, E. Halva). 11. Photosynthesis and limiting factors (J. Gloser). 12. Plant-water relationships in grasslands (M. Rychnovska). 13. Consumers in grassland ecosystems at Kamenicky (J. Pelikan). 14. Decomposers in grassland ecosystems (M. Tesarova). 15. Carbon cycling in grassland ecosystems (M. Tesarova). 16. The nitrogen cycle (B. Ulehlova). 17. The water budget (I. Bar). 18. Fertility of grassland soils (B. Ulehlova). 19. Exploitation and management of grassland in the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands (F. Hrabe, E. Halva). 20. Functioning of grasslands in the landscape (M. Rychnovska). Bibliography. Glossary. Subject Index.

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