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Grasslands, Systems Analysis and Man

Series: International Biological Programme Synthesis Series Volume: 19

Edited By: AI Breymeyer and George M van Dyne

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2012 | #196346 | ISBN-13: 9781107404168
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This book was first published in 1980 and was a synthesis of much of the recent work on the functioning of grassland ecosystems at the time. It is concerned with the ways in which nutrients and energy are moved between the physical environment, plants and animals.


List of contributors
Foreword J. B. Cragg
Contents of IBP 18
Introduction A. I. Breymeyer

Part I. Processes and Productivity
1. Abiotic subsystem W. T. Hinds and G. M. van Dyne
2. Autotrophic subsystem J. S. Singh, M. J. Trlica, P. G. Risser, R. E. Redmann and J. K. Marshall
3. Small herbivore subsystem L. Andrzejewska and G. Gyllenberg
4. Large herbivore subsystem G. M. van Dyne, N. R. Brockington, Z. Szocs, J. Duek and C. A. Ribic
5. Invertebrate predator subsystem A. Kajak
6. Vertebrate predator subsystem L. D. Harris and G. B. Bowman
7. Decomposer subsystem D. C. Coleman, A. Sasson, A. I. Breymeyer, M. C. Dash, Y. Dommergues, H. W. Hunt, E. A. Paul, R. Schaefer, B. Ulehlov# and R. I. Zlotin

Part II. Systems Synthesis
8. Nutrient cycling F. E. Clark, C. V. Cole and R. A. Bowman
9. Comparative studies of ecosystem function N. I. Bazilevich and A. A. Titlyanova
10. Total-system simulation models G. S. Innis, I. Noy-Meir, M. Godron and G. M. van Dyne
11. Trophic structure and relationships A. I. Breymeyer

Part III. System Utilization
12. Management impacts on structure and function of sown grasslands K. J. Hutchinson and K. L. King
13. Simulation of intensively managed grazing systems N. G. Seligman and G. W. Arnold
14. Reflections and projections G. M. van Dyne


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