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Grazing and Conservation Management

Out of Print

Series: Conservation Biology Series (Chapman and Hall)

Edited By: MF WallisDEVries, JP Bakker and SE VanWieren

374 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #33211 | ISBN: 0412475200
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About this book

Provides a fully up-to-date account of current theories, practices and case studies. It deals with theoretical considerations, grassland development, herbivore communities, diversity and the effects of grazing in different landscape settings.


Contents

Theoretical background; the development of grassland communities in north-western Europe; evaluation - changes in plant species richness; changes in plant communities; structural diversity and boundary effects; effects on the fauna; effects on soil characteristics (nutrients, decomposition, accumulation of litter); changes in Dutch landscapes in relation to mangement options; limiting factors - animal performance and carrying capacity; grazing in relation to other environmental factors (hydrology, acid rain, plant geography, time); Conclusion and perspectives.

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