Title: Grasslands of the world : diversity, management and conservation
Editors: Squires, V.R.
Dengler, Jürgen
Feng, H.
Hua, L.
Publisher / Ed. Institution : CRC Press
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Boca Raton, US
Issue Date: Aug-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Grassland; Ecology; Biodiversity; Conservation; Agriculture
Subject (DDC) : 577: Ecology
Abstract: Features: • Provides a comprehensive global overview of extent and diversity of grasslands. • Analyzes how humans shaped grasslands through millennia of use and which role they play in present-day agriculture. • Quantifies the role of grasslands as biodiversity hotspots as well as the drivers threatening these. • Evaluates the ecosystem services grasslands provide e.g. in terms of soil protection and carbon sequestration. • Forecasts the probable future of grasslands under various global change scenarios. Summary: Grasslands are one of the most extensive vegetation formations worldwide, occurring in any biome from the Arctic to the tropics, from the sea coasts to the alpine zones, and both naturally and due to human land use. This book explores the creation and use of grasslands by humans from the earliest time to the present and examines the impact of recent human interventions and global warming on their productivity, diversity, and survival. The challenges of conserving biodiversity, maintaining livelihoods of land users while protecting the land, and ensuring sustainable use are highlighted.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Book
ISBN: 9781498796262
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1890
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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