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Competition and Succession in Pastures

Edited By: P Tow and A Lazenby

322 pages, Bw photos, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Feb 2007 | #116700 | ISBN-13: 9780851994413
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About this book

Describes how competition between plant species, and succession in plant ecosystems, operate in grasslands and grazed pastures, both natural and sown.


"Contributors from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the UK, and Canada describe how competition between plant species and succession in plant ecosystems operate in grasslands and grazed pastures. Chapters assess how competition affects botanical structure, productivity, and persistence of pastures and is itself regulated by biological, environmental, and management factors. Intended for graduate students and researchers in plant ecology, ecophysiology, and grassland and rangeland science."--SciTech Book News


Contents

Measurement of competition and competition effects in pastures; genotype and environmental adaptation as regulators of competitiveness in pasture plants; competition between grasses and legumes in established pastures - the effects of nitrogen; interaction of competition and management in sown pastures; the interaction of competition and other plant and environmental factors in the population dynamics of pastures; application of principles of plant competition to formulation and management of pasture seeds mixtures; large herbivores and competition between plants in savannah rangelands; environmental stresses and competition in temperate grasslands; effect of climate on competitive relationships in pastures; effect of pasture weed competition on whole farm profitability. (Part contents).

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