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Old fields : dynamics and restoration of abandoned farmland

Author: Viki A Cramer; R J Hobbs; Society for Ecological Restoration International
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, 2007
Series: Science and practice of ecological restoration
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing a different perspective on the ecological dynamics of abandoned land, this book gives an understanding of why agricultural land is abandoned, the factors that determine the ecological  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Viki A Cramer; R J Hobbs; Society for Ecological Restoration International
ISBN: 9781597260749 1597260746 9781597260756 1597260754
OCLC Number: 895782991
Notes: "Society for Ecological Restoration International."
1. Why old fields? : the socioeconomic and ecological causes and consequences of land abandonment / Richard J. Hobbs and Viki A. Cramer. pt. 1. Old fields and the development of ecological concepts. 2. Old field succession : development of concepts / Richard J. Hobbs and Lawrence R. Walker. 3. Old fields as complex systems : new concepts for describing the dynamics of abandoned farmland / Viki A. Cramer. pt. 2. Case studies from around the world. 4. Implications of land use history for natural forest regeneration and restoration strategies in Puerto Rico / Jess K. Zimmerman, T. Mitchell Aide, and Ariel E. Lugo. 5. Processes affecting succession in old fields of Brazilian Amazonia / Gislene Ganade. 6. Old field vegetation succession in the neotropics / Karen D. Holl. 7. Patterns and processes of old field reforestation in Australian rain forest landscapes / Peter D. Erskine, Carla P. Catterall, David Lamb, and John Kanowski. 8. Succession on the Piedmont of New Jersey and its implications for ecological restoration / Scott J. Meiners, Mary L. Cadenasso, and Steward T.A. Pickett. 9. Succession and restoration in Michigan old field communities / Katherine L. Gross and Sarah M. Emery. 10. Old field succession in central Europe : local and regional patterns / Karel Prach, Jan Leps, and Marcel Rejmánek. 11. Dynamics and restoration of abandoned farmland and other old fields in southern France / Pascal Marty, James Aronson, and Jacques Lepart. 12. Land abandonment and old field dynamics in Greece / Vasilios P. Papanastasis. 13. Old field dynamics on the dry side of the Mediterranean Basin : patterns and processes in semiarid southeast Spain / Andreu Bonet and Juli G. Pausas. 14. Restoration of old fields in Renosterveld : a case study in a Mediterranean-type shrubland of South Africa / Cornelia B. Krug and Rainer M. Krug. 15. Prospects for the recovery of native vegetation in western Australian old fields / Viki A. Cramer, Rachel J. Standish, and Richard J. Hobbs. pt. 3. Synthesis : old field dynamics and res
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 334 p.) illustrations, maps
Series Title: Science and practice of ecological restoration
Responsibility: edited by Viki A. Cramer and Richard J. Hobbs

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"Agriculturally transformed land is being abandoned as economics and lifestyles change globally, and in all sorts of ecosystems. In Old Fields, the editors use cases from around the world to compare Read more...

 
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