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Grasslands of the world : diversity, management and conservation

Author: Victor R Squires; Jürgen Dengler; Haiying Feng; Limin Hua
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Grasslands are an important biome, expanding world-wide with grass-dominated communities in deserts, woodlands and alpine areas above the tree-line. This book explores the exploitation of grasslands from the earliest time to the present and examines the impact of recent human interventions and global warming on their productivity, diversity, and survival. The challenges of conserving biodiversity, maintaining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grasslands of the world.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018016964
(OCoLC)1035214845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor R Squires; Jürgen Dengler; Haiying Feng; Limin Hua
ISBN: 9781351652209 1351652206
OCLC Number: 1049975412
Notes: "Version date 20180619."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 412 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents: Part 1: context and setting. Brief history of grassland utilization and its significance to humans --
Part 2: Grasslands of the Palaearctic region. Palaearctic grasslands in transition: overarching patterns and future prospects --
Grasslands of western and northern Europe: between intensification and abandonment --
Grasslands, their threats and management in eastern Europe --
Grasslands of the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East and their management --
Land use of natural and secondary grasslands in Russia --
Grasslands of Kazakhstan and middle Asia: ecology, conservation and use of a vast and globally important area --
Grasslands of China and Mongolia: spatial extent, land use and conservation --
Grassland biodiversity in Japan: threats, management and conservation --
Part 3: Grasslands of other biogeographic regions: problems and prospects. Rangelands/grasslands of India: current status and future prospects --
North American grasslands and biogeographic regions --
Southern African grassland in an era of global change --
Grasslands of eastern Africa: problems and prospects --
Grasslands in South America: nature and extent in relation to provision of ecosystem services --
Grasslands in Australia: an overview of current status and future prospects --
Part 4: Concluding remarks and summing up. Climatic change on grassland regions and its impact on grassland-based livelihoods in China --
Future prospects of grasslands and ranching on the North American scene --
What future for the world’s grasslands under global (not only climate) change?
Responsibility: editors, Victor R. Squires, Jürgen Dengler, Haiying Feng, Limin Hua.

Abstract:

"Grasslands are an important biome, expanding world-wide with grass-dominated communities in deserts, woodlands and alpine areas above the tree-line. This book explores the exploitation of grasslands from the earliest time to the present and examines the impact of recent human interventions and global warming on their productivity, diversity, and survival. The challenges of conserving biodiversity, maintaining livelihoods of land users while protecting the land, and ensuring sustainable use are highlighted"--Publisher's description.

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