Titel: Grasslands of the world : diversity, management and conservation
Herausgeber: Squires, V.R.
Dengler, Jürgen
Feng, H.
Hua, L.
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: CRC Press
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Boca Raton, US
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Sprache: Englisch / English
Schlagwörter: Grassland; Ecology; Biodiversity; Conservation; Agriculture
Fachgebiet (DDC): 577: Ökologie
Zusammenfassung: 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 und Facility Management
Organisationseinheit: Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)
Publikationstyp: Buch / Book
ISBN: 9781498796262
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1890
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