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Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration
Hans G. Schröder eDITOR
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Grasslands : ecology, management & restoration / Hans G. Schröder. p. cm.
ISBN 978-1-60741-919-8 (E-Book)
1. Grassland ecology. 2. Grassland restoration. 3. Grassland conservation. I. Title.
NOTICE TO THE READER
Commentary A The Ecological Values and Functions of Grassland Field Margin
H. Sheridan, G. Purvis and G. O 'Donovan
Commentary B The Global Extent of Black C in Soils: Is It Everywhere? 13
Evelyn Krull, Johannes Lehmann, Jan Skjemstad, Jeff Baldock and Leonie Spouncer
Sustainable Development of Prataculture and Ecological
Rehabilitation via Shift from Grain Production to Vegetative
Production in South China 19
Guodong Liu and Yuncong Li
The Real Pattern in the Species-Area Relationship: Case Study
Using Ground Beetles 29
Tibor Magura, Viktor Kodobocz and Bela Tothmeresz
Solar Power Generation and Use of Grassland in Ecology
Xinping Zhou, Jiakuan Yang and Bo Xiao
Research and Review Articles
Chapter 1 Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands:
Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps 41
Richard Teague, Fred Provenza, Brien Norton, Tim Steffens, Matthew Barnes, Mort Kothmann and Roy Roath
Chapter 2 Effects of Long-Term Livestock Removal on Water Infiltration
Rate in Arid Grasslands 81
Thomas J. Valone
Chapter 3 Floods Recover the Deterioration of Grasslands and Soils Caused by Cattle Grazing in the Flooding Pampas of Argentina 93
Pedro Insausti, Miguel A. Taboada and Raúl S. Lavado
Chapter 4 On the Role of Soil Seed Bank of Rich Pasture Communities in a
Fragmented Submediterranean Landscape 109
Josep M. Ninot, Albert Petit and Carme Casas
Chapter 5 Re-Creating Plant and Beetle Assemblages of Species-Rich Chalk
Grasslands on Ex-Arable Land 133
Ben A. Woodcock, Simon R. Mortimer, Andrew R. Edwards, Clare S. Lawson, Duncan B. Westbury, Alex J. Brook, Stephanie J. Harris and Valerie K. Brown
Chapter 6 Integrating Vegetation Ecology into Contemporary
Phytoremediation Technologies: A Functional Approach to Phytoremediation 153
Chapter 7 Vegetation and Fire Dynamics in Southern Brazil during the Late Quaternary and Their Implication for Conservation and Management of Modern Grassland Ecosystems 181
Hermann Behling and Valério D. Pillar
Chapter 8 Grassland Contribution to Climate Change in the Basque Country:
Opportunities to Mitigation 195
P. Merino, C. González-Murua, A. Del Prado, S. Menéndez, M. Pinto and J. M. Estavillo
Chapter 9 The Origin and Age of Grasslands in the Southern Kuril Islands 205
N. G. Razzhigaeva, L. A. Ganzey, L. M. Mokhova, N. F. Pshenichnikova andN. A. Eremenko
Chapter 10 Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Grazed Grasslands: Key Sources and Abatement Strategies (Case Study—Overwintering Areas in the Czech Republic, Central Europe) 235
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