448 pages, 81 line illus, 4 b/w illus
Grasslands comprise more than a quarter of the Earth's land surface, in addition to supporting a wide range of vertebrates such as domestic livestock and a variety of game species. This book considers the invertebrates which occur on grassland and their impact on soil fertility and herbage growth.
'Curry brings together the somewhat disparate literature on the ecology and control of grassland pests, the roles of invertebrates in grassland ecosystem processes (notably soil fertility and decomposition), and the structure and properties of these communities. Undoubtedly, he succeeds, and this is indeed a valuable contribution of the book. It should be particularly useful for agriculturalists and conservationists in driving home the message that grasslands are not just grass!' Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'Curry has worked his way through 1100 literature references. The information gained has been clearly arranged in logical order according to the main points of the individual subjects...the book is truly recommendable.' Vegetatio '... a valuable overview of the ecology of grassland invertebrates.' Biologist 'Draws on the extensive but widely scattered literature to present an overview of the ecology of grassland invertebrates, with particular emphasis on their impact on soil fertility and sward productivity.' SciTech Book News ' ... a good overview of the considerable quantity of information on the many aspects of the ecology of grassland invertebrates ... comprehensive text ... well supported with good diagrammatic representations ...' Geoderma
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