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Disturbance in Grasslands

Causes, Effects and Processes (Geobotany)

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Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany & plant sciences,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • Grassland Management,
  • Plant Geography,
  • Science,
  • Plants - General,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Nature-Plants - General,
  • Science / Botany,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Congresses,
  • Ecological disturbances,
  • Grassland ecology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJ. van Andel (Editor), Jan P. Bakker (Editor), R.W. Snaydon (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9108378M
    ISBN 109061936403
    ISBN 109789061936404


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The result is a volume which covers many aspects of disturbance in a variety of grasslands. Disturbance is considered at both the community and the population level, and the principles and processes underlying those responses are explored. The result is a volume which covers many aspects of disturbance in a variety of grasslands.

Disturbance is considered at both the community and the population level, and the principles and processes underlying those responses are : Paperback.

Grasslands of the American Southwest - Disturbance Regimes Southwestern grassland and shrubland communities expand and contract in response to the frequency and intensity of natural disturbance events (Ford et al.

) and are also shaped by anthropogenic influences. By contrast, grasslands were created by occasional disturbances (e.g., fires or beaver [Castor canadensis] activity) in much of northeastern North America.

The relative importance of particular. More than forty percent of our country was once open prairie, grassland that extended from Missouri to Montana. Taking a critical look at this little-understood biome, award-winning journalist Richard Manning urges the reclamation of this land, showing how the grass is not only our last connection to the natural world, but also a vital link to our own prehistoric roots, our history, and our Cited by: The Ecology of Natural Disturbance and Patch Dynamics brings together the findings and ideas of researchers studying such varied systems as marine invertebrate communities; grasslands; and boreal, temperate, and tropical forests.

The primary goal is to present a. PDF | In this introduction to the theme ‘Disturbance of Grasslands’ we will review some of the relevant terminology, before going on to consider some of | Find, read and cite all the.

Grasslands are literally the lungs of the earth, and restoring them with animals is not only necessary, but it's the most efficacious way to restore water cycles and the carbon cycle.

Right now, nothing else comes close to remediating broken ecological systems as quickly or completely as restoring large herds of grazing animals through holistic.

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Disturbance and recovery of trampled montane grassland and forests in Montana. [Ogden, Utah]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances.

This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management. Grasslands, in particular managed pastures and rangelands, are widespread, covering approximately 40% (52 million km²) of the Earth's land surface.

They are dominated by members of the Poaceae - the fourth largest plant family with over 7, species, and also the most widespread. Abstract. In this introduction to the theme ‘Disturbance of Grasslands’ we will review some of the relevant terminology, before going on to consider some of the more important concepts concerning responses to disturbance in plant communities.

Grasslands, in particular managed pastures and rangelands, are widespread, covering approximately 40% (52 million km²) of the Earth's land surface. They are dominated by members of the Poaceae - the fourth largest plant family with over 7, species, and also the most widespread.

Grasslands constitute a major biome on all continents except Antarctica and also represent the most important. In fact, native grassland plants have adapted to extreme weather conditions to such an extent that savannas, a subset of grasslands found in Africa, Australia, South America, and.

Disturbance of a fire can clearly be seen by comparing the unburnt (left) and burnt (right) sides of the mountain range in South Africa.

The veld ecosystem relies on periodic fire disturbances like these to rejuvenate itself. In ecology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that causes a pronounced change in an ecosystem.

General Overviews. Many sources provide a general overview of the grassland biome, but most have a regional focus, and many of these, such as Savagealthough excellent, are written for a general audience rather than for researchers.

Spedding is a basic overview of semi-natural grasslands, emphasizing production issues whereas Wilsey focuses more on natural grasslands. Wildfire is a major disturbance factor in many biomes, particularly forests, savannas, shrublands and grasslands. Lightning is a common cause, but so is human action: For millennia, people have ignited the countryside to improve habitat for game or other wild foods and pasture for grazing animals as well as to clear land, and anthropogenic influence appears to be significant in maintaining.

Finch, Deborah M., Editor. Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands — A symposium proceedings. September; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

82 p. Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other ands occur naturally on all continents except ands are found in most ecoregions of the example, there are five terrestrial ecoregion classifications.

Grasslands are one of the most widespread of all the major vegetation types of the world. This is so, however, only because human manipulation of the land has significantly altered the natural vegetation, creating artificial grasslands of cereal crops, pastures, and other areas that require some form of repetitious, unnatural disturbance such as cultivation, heavy grazing, burning, or mowing.The grassland biome is defined by large expanses of grasses.

The three types of grasslands are tall grasslands with grasses up to five feet tall, short grasslands with grasses 8 to inches tall and mixed grasslands. Grasslands occur on all continents except Antarctica but are declining worldwide.