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Grassland Ecosystems of the World: Analysis of Grasslands and their Uses

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J. B. Cragg, R. T. Coupland, N. R. French, P. L. Sims, M. I. Dyer, E. A. Paul, F. E. Clark, V. O. Biderbeck, G. M. Van Dyne, M. Rychniovská, E. Balátová-Tulácková, M. Numata, H. Haas, G. A. E. Ricou, B. Ulehlová, A. A. Titlyanova, M. I. Bazilvich, B. Speidel, R. Misra, K. C. Misra, J. S. Singh, M. C. Joshi, M. C. Dash, R. S. Dwivedi, J. S. Singh, K. P. Singh, P. S. Yadava, R. K. Gupta, R. S. Ambasht, W. M. Willoughby, P. J. Vickery, K. J. Hutchinson, K. L. King, R. L. Davidson, A. R. Till, L. Ryszkowski, Z. Wojcik, J. Gotebiowska
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112970

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  • First published in 1976, this volume describes the structure and functioning of grassland ecosystems. Five kinds of grassland are considered, namely natural temperate grasslands, semi-natural temperate meadows and pastures, tropical grasslands, arable grassland and cropland. Descriptions of the abundance and biomass of plants, animals and micro-organisms are provided, as well as an assessment of the activities of each functional group of organisms in relation to production, consumption and decomposition. Static models of energy flow and nutrient cycling are included, and the effects on the ecosystem of the management of grazing land and cropland are also considered. The volume is based on data collected in more than 50 studies made during the International Biological Programme studies in 22 countries.

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112970
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword J. B. Cragg
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Background R. T. Coupland
    2. The nature of grassland R. T. Coupland
    3. Problems in studying grassland ecosystems R. T. Coupland
    Part II. Natural Temperate Grasslands:
    4. Introduction N. R. French
    5. Producers P. L. Sims and R. T. Coupland
    6. Consumers M. I. Dyer
    7. Micro-organisms E. A. Paul, F. E. Clark and V. O. Biderbeck
    8. Systems synthesis R. T. Coupland and G. M. Van Dyne
    9. Use and management R. T. Coupland
    Part III. Semi-Natural Temperate Meadows and PasturesM. Rychniovská:
    10. Introduction E. Balátová-Tulácková
    11. Primary producers in meadows M. Numata
    12. Consumers in meadows and pastures H. Haas and G. A. E. Ricou
    13. Micro-organisms in meadows B. Ulehlová
    14. Ecosystem synthesis of meadows M. Rychniovská, A. A. Titlyanova and M. I. Bazilvich
    15. Use and management of meadows B. Speidel
    Part IV. Tropical Grasslands R. Misra:
    16. Introduction K. C. Misra
    17. Primary production J. S. Singh and M. C. Joshi
    18. Consumers M. C. Dash
    19. Micro-organisms R. S. Dwivedi
    20. Ecosystem synthesis J. S. Singh, K. P. Singh and P. S. Yadava
    21. Use and management R. K. Gupta and R. S. Ambasht
    Part V. Arable Grasslands W. M. Willoughby:
    22. Introduction W. M. Willoughby and P. J. Vickery
    23. Producers P. J. Vickery
    24. Consumers K. J. Hutchinson and K. L. King
    25. Micro-organisms R. L. Davidson
    26. Nutrient cycling A. R. Till
    27. Use, management and conservation W. M. Willoughby and R. L. Davidson
    Part VI. Croplands L. Ryszkowski:
    28. Introduction L. Ryszkowski
    29. Producers Z. Wojcik
    30. Consumers L. Ryszkowski
    31. Micro-organisms J. Gotebiowska
    32. Ecosystem synthesis L. Ryszkowski
    Part VII. Conclusion:
    33. Conclusion R. T. Coupland
    References
    Index.

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    R. T. Coupland

    Contributors

    J. B. Cragg, R. T. Coupland, N. R. French, P. L. Sims, M. I. Dyer, E. A. Paul, F. E. Clark, V. O. Biderbeck, G. M. Van Dyne, M. Rychniovská, E. Balátová-Tulácková, M. Numata, H. Haas, G. A. E. Ricou, B. Ulehlová, A. A. Titlyanova, M. I. Bazilvich, B. Speidel, R. Misra, K. C. Misra, J. S. Singh, M. C. Joshi, M. C. Dash, R. S. Dwivedi, J. S. Singh, K. P. Singh, P. S. Yadava, R. K. Gupta, R. S. Ambasht, W. M. Willoughby, P. J. Vickery, K. J. Hutchinson, K. L. King, R. L. Davidson, A. R. Till, L. Ryszkowski, Z. Wojcik, J. Gotebiowska

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