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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.


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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