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Ecotones between forest and grassland

Author: Randall W Myster
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2012.
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This book explores how ecotones between forest and grassland have changed in the past, how they are changing today and how they are likely to change in the future. Offers global insight, with a  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall W Myster
ISBN: 9781461437963 1461437962
OCLC Number: 815768043
Description: xiii, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Temperate forest-grassland ecotones: prairies, steppes, and pampas --
Woodland-Grassland Ecotonal Shifts in Environmental Mosaics: Lessons Learnt from the Environmental History of the Carpathian Basin (Central Europe) During the Holocene and the Last Ice Age Based on Investigation of Paleobotanical and Mollusk Remains / Pál Sümegi, Gergő Persaits and Sándor Gulyás --
Ecotones as Complex Arenas of Disturbance, Climate, and Human Impacts: The Trans-Andean Forest-Steppe Ecotone of Northern Patagonia / Thomas Kitzberger --
Woody-Herbaceous-Livestock Species Interaction / Temuulen Tsagaan Sankey --
Woody Plant Invasions in Pampa Grasslands: A Biogeographical and Community Assembly Perspective / Enrique J. Chaneton, Noemí Mazía, William B. Batista, Andrés G. Rolhauser and Claudio M. Ghersa --
Introduction / Randall W. Myster --
Part 2. Tropical forest-grassland ecotones: old fields, savannas, and llanos --
Post-agricultural Ecotones in Puerto Rico / Randall W. Myster --
South Brazilian Forest-Grassland Ecotones: Dynamics Affected by Climate, Disturbance, and Woody Species Traits / Sandra C. Müller, Gerhard E. Overbeck, Carolina C. Blanco, Juliano M. de Oliveira and Valério D. Pillar --
Long-Term Perspectives on Tropical Forest-Savanna Dynamics in Lowland Bolivia from the Last Ice Age Until Present / Francis E. Mayle and Bronwen S. Whitney --
Using Paleoecological Data to Define Main Vegetation Dynamics Along the Savanna-Forest Ecotone in Colombia: Implications for Accurate Assessment of Human Impacts / Juan-Carlos Berrio, Hanne Wouters, Henry Hooghiemstra, Andrew S. Carr and Arnoud Boom --
Part 3. Boral and cloud forest-grassland ecotones: páramo and alpine grasslands --
The Dynamic History of the Upper Forest Line Ecotone in the Northern Andes / Henry Hooghiemstra, Juan Carlos Berrio, Mirella H.M. Groot, Raul G. Bogotá-A and Marcela Moscol Olivera, et al. --
Climatic Drivers of Tree Growth and Recent Recruitment at the Pyrenean Alpine Tree Line Ecotone / Enric Batllori, J. Julio Camarero and Emilia Gutiérrez --
The Alpine Treeline Ecotone in the Southernmost Swedish Scandes: Dynamism on Different Scales / Leif Kullman --
How Climate and Fire Disturbances Influence Contrasted Dynamics of Picea glauca Ecotones at Alpine Tree Lines in Atlantic and Continental Eastern North America / Guillaume de Lafontaine and Serge Payette --
Conclusion, Synthesis, and Future Directions / Randall W. Myster.
Responsibility: Randall W. Myster, editor.
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