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Ecology of the shortgrass steppe : a long-term perspective

Author: William K Lauenroth; Ingrid C Burke
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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The semiarid shortgrass steppe is the warmest, driest, and lowest in primary production of grasslands in central North America. This book is an enormously rich source of data and insight into the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William K Lauenroth; Ingrid C Burke
OCLC Number: 839799994
Notes: El. reprodukcija.
Description: xiii, 522 str. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Shortgrass Steppe: The Region and Research Sites ; 2. Climate of the Shortgrass Steppe ; 3. Soil Development and Distribution in the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem ; 4. Land Use History on the Shortgrass Steppe ; 5. Vegetation of the Shortgrass Steppe ; 6. The role of disturbances in shortgrass steppe community and ecosystem dynamics ; 7. Simulation of Disturbances and Recovery in Shortgrass Steppe Plant Communities ; 8. Ecology of mammals of shortgrass steppe ; 9. Birds of the Shortgrass Steppe ; 10. Insect Populations, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Processes in Shortgrass Steppe ; 11. Trophic Structure and Nutrient Dynamics of the Belowground Food Web within the Rhizosphere of the Shortgrass Steppe ; 12. Net Primary Production in the Shortgrass Steppe ; 13. Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics of Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystems ; 14. Soil-Atmosphere Exchange of Trace Gases in the Colorado Shortgrass Steppe ; 15. The Shortgrass Steppe and Ecosystem Modeling ; 16. Effects of Grazing on Vegetation ; 17. Cattle Grazing on the Shortgrass Steppe ; 18. Effects of Grazing on Abundance and Distribution of Shortgrass Steppe Consumers ; 19. The Future of the Shortgrass Steppe
Responsibility: edited by William K. Lauenroth and Ingrid C. Burke.


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Much of what we know about grasslands stems from over 40 years of research at the Shortgrass Steppe Long-Term Ecological Research station, which is complied in this volume by 34 authors. Moving Read more...

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