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Large herbivore ecology, ecosystem dynamics and conservation

Author: Kjell Danell; et al
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Conservation biology series (Cambridge, England), no. 11
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Some large herbivore species are rare, others are over-abundant. Managing herbivore populations and their habitats is an important, urgent and sometimes controversial issue, requiring  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kjell Danell; et al
OCLC Number: 839975683
Notes: El. reprodukcija.
Description: xvi, 506 str. : ill., charts.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Large herbivores across biomes Herve Fritz and Anne Loison; 2. Living in a seasonal environment Jon Moen, Reidar Andersen and Andrew W. Illius; 3. Linking functional responses and foraging behaviour to population dynamics Andrew W. Illius; 4. Impacts of large herbivores on plant community structure and dynamics Alison J. Hester, Margareta Bergman, Glenn R. Iason and Jon Moen; 5. Long-term effects of herbivory on plant diversity and functional types in arid ecosystems David Ward; 6. The influence of large herbivores on tree recruitment and forest dynamics Robin Gill; 7. Large herbivores: missing partners of western-European light-demanding tree and shrub species? Frans W. M. Vera, Elisabeth S. Bakker and Han Olff; 8. Frugivory in large mammalian herbivores Richard Bodmer and David Ward; 9. Large herbivores as sources of disturbance in ecosystems N. Thompson Hobbs; 10. The roles of large herbivores in ecosystem nutrient cycles John P. Pastor, Yosef Cohen and N. Thompson Hobbs; 11. Large herbivores in heterogeneous grassland ecosystems Douglas A. Frank; 12. Modelling of large herbivore - vegetation interactions in a landscape context Peter J. Weisberg, Michael B. Coughenour and Harald Bugmann; 13. Effects of large herbivores on other fauna Otso Suominen and Kjell Danell; 14. The future role of large carnivores on terrestrial trophic interactions: the northern temperate view Reidar Andersen, John D. C. Linnell and Erling J. Solberg; 15. Restoring the functions of grazed ecosystems Ian J. Gordon; 16. Themes and future directions in herbivore-ecosystem interactions and conservation John Pastor, Kjell Danell, Roger Bergstroem and Patrick Duncan; References; Index.
Series Title: Conservation biology series (Cambridge, England), no. 11
Responsibility: edited by Kjell Danell ... [et al.].


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