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dc.contributor.editorSquires, V.R.-
dc.contributor.editorDengler, Jürgen-
dc.contributor.editorFeng, H.-
dc.contributor.editorHua, L.-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T14:47:37Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-19T14:47:37Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.isbn9781498796262de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1890-
dc.description.abstractFeatures: • 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.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherCRC Pressde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectGrasslandde_CH
dc.subjectEcologyde_CH
dc.subjectBiodiversityde_CH
dc.subjectConservationde_CH
dc.subjectAgriculturede_CH
dc.subject.ddc577: Ökologiede_CH
dc.titleGrasslands of the world : diversity, management and conservationde_CH
dc.typeTextde_CH
dc.typeBuchde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
zhaw.publisher.placeBoca Raton, USde_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.publication.statusacceptedVersionde_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewNot specifiedde_CH
zhaw.webfeedVegetationsökologiede_CH
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