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European Wet Grasslands: Biodiversity, Management and Restoration

Edited By: P Max Wade and Chris B Joyce

340 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 1998 | #75320 | ISBN: 0471976199
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There is growing scientific and political concern over the loss of, and damage to, biodiverse lowland wet grassland on a European scale. This book examines the status and biodiversity of European lowland wet grasslands, giving information on their hydrology and management, especially for conservation objectives, and investigations concerning the restoration of these endangered habitats. A balance is struck between the different elements of the wet grassland landscape, with contributions dealing with flora, fauna (invertebrates and birds), and the physical and chemical elements.

...well written and edited and is an interesting and useful publication. --Wildfowl Wetlands, November 2000 "...a valuable contribution to the understanding of wet grassland ecology and to knowledge necessary for the conservation of this important semi-natural habitat." --Flora, No. 195, 2000


Partial table of contents: Wet Grasslands: A European Perspective (C. Joyce P. Wade). STATUS. The Conservation of Lowland Wet Grassland in England (R. Jefferson P. Grice). The Ecology of Floodplain Grasslands in Estonia (L. Truus A. Tonisson). BIODIVERSITY. The Formation, Vegetation and Management of Sea-Shore Grasslands in West Estonia (E. Puurmann U. Ratas). The Important Habitats and Characteristic Rare Invertebrates of Lowland Wet Grassland in England (M. Drake). MANAGEMENT. Dynamics of Plant Litter in Riparian Meadows: Setting a Reference for Management (S. Xiong C. Nilsson). Managing Water for Wetland Ecosystems: A Case Study (A. Armstrong S. Rose). RESTORATION. Residual Effects of Phosphorus Fertilization on the Restoration of Floristic Diversity to Wet Grassland (J. Tallowin, et al.). Restoration of a Target Wet Grassland Community on Ex-Arable Land (S. Manchester, et al.). Glossary. Vascular Plant Nomenclature. Index.

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