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Grazing ecology and forest history

Author: F W M Vera
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon ; New York, NY : CABI Pub., ©2000.
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It is a widely held belief that a climax vegetation of closed forest systems covered the lowlands of Central and Western Europe before man intervened in prehistoric times to develop agriculture. If this intervention had not taken place, the forest would still be there, and if left the grassland vegetation and fields now present would revert to a natural closed forest state, although with a reduced number of wild  Read more...
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Vera, F.W.M.
Grazing ecology and forest history.
Wallingford, Oxon ; New York, NY : CABI Pub., ©2000
(DLC) 00029249
(OCoLC)43657088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F W M Vera
ISBN: 9781845933067 1845933060 1280811900 9781280811906
OCLC Number: 209700462
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 506 pages) : illustrations
Contents: About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 General Introduction and Formulation of the Problem; 2 Succession, the Climax Forest and the Role of Large Herbivores; 3 Palynology, the Forest as Climax in Prehistoric Times and the Effects of Humans; 4 The Use of the Wilderness from the Middle Ages up to 1900; 5 Spontaneous Succession in Forest Reserves in the Lowlands of Western and Central Europe; 6 Establishment of Trees and Shrubs in Relation to Light and Grazing; 7 Final Synthesis and Conclusions; Appendix 1 Structuring the Use of the Wilderness.
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Tests the hypotheses that the climax vegetation is a closed canopy forest against the alternative one in which species composition and succession of vegetation were governed by herbivores and that  Read more...

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