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Directing Ecological Succession

By: J Luken

260 pages, B/w photos, figures

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #7373 | ISBN: 0412344505
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About this book

Plant community management is often carried out without applying what is known about succession - the tendency of plant communities to change through time.
This text outlines a general model of successional management and then applies it to a variety of management techniques, examining their long-term effects on community development. A useful, practical book for those involved in the management of natural resources, and for theoretical ecologists.

...a mine of information on many different habitats and types of organism an so it will be of interest and use to most conservationists... British Ecological Society Bulletin; ...short readable book..up-to-date conceptual framework..may be the best in textbook form since by Miles..provides much practical advice..rarely are managers given such a proper foundation for the practical advice they are given..There is a great deal of wisdom in this little a very successful essay at applying ecological theory. TREE


Succession management - an introduction; obtaining information on succession; plant populations - growth, decline and persistence during succession; methods of managing succession - plant and plant part removal; methods of managing succession - changing resource availability; methods of managing succession - changing propagule availability; animals and succession; ecological succession - changes due to animal activities; a landscape perspective; information systems for prediction and decision-making.

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