An African Savanna : Synthesis of the Nylsvley Study (Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management)

An African Savanna : Synthesis of the Nylsvley Study (Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 300 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521419710
  • DDC分類 574.5264309682

基本説明

The aim of this book is to integrate the results of sixteen years of research at Nylsvley into a unified vision of the ecology of dry savanna.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Nylsvley: An African Savanna: 1.
African savannas
2. The people of Nylsvley
3. The climate of Nylsvley
4. Geology, landform and soils
5. The Nylsvley biota
Part II. The Key Determinants: Water,
Nutrients, Fire, and Herbivory: 6. Water
7. Nutrients
8. Fire
9. Herbivory
Part III. The Carbon Cycle: 10. Primary
production
11. Decomposition
Part IV. Community and Landscape Pattern and
Change: 12. Rich savanna, poor savanna
13. Community structure, composition and
dynamics
14. Tree-grass interactions
15. Plant-animal interactions
Part V. Lessons From Nylsvley: 16. An overview
of savanna ecology
17. Managing savannas
18. Reflections on ecosystem studies
References
Index.