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Grazing effects - Ecological disturbances in rangelands
Authors: Vrachnakis, Michail
Reviewer: Papanastasis, Vasileios
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES > LAND RESOURCES > LAND > RANGELAND
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > LIFE SCIENCES > FUCTIONAL AND ORGANISMIC BIOLOGY > ECOLOGY > RANGE COLOGY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > RANGE MANAGEMENT
Keywords:
Rangeland Ecology
Rangeland Management
Rangeland Improvement
Livestock Husbandry
Pastures
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Abstract:
Rangeland vegetation dynamics which forms the natural framework of the spatial and temporal development of grasslands and their components (connection to the previous Unit) may occur after the impact of natural (ecologic) or not (anthropogenic) factors. Describe these factors and their impact. Emphasis is given to homogenization and the degradation of biological diversity. Protection methods are described. The degradation of rangeland ecosystems and avoiding of irreversible conditions like desertification seek their longstanding rational management of rangeland types (link to the next Unit).
Table of Contents:
Unit 6. Rangeland disturbances
6.1 Rangeland ecosystems and vegetation succession
6.2 The concept of disturbance
6.3 Disturbances relevant to the use of rangelands - The case studies of Lagada and Skyros island
6.4 Disturbances irrelevant to the use of grasslands
6.4.1 Wildfires
6.4.2 Climate change
6.4.3 Species invasion
6.5 Dessertification
6.6 Ecological restoration
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Technical Editors: Rapti, Elli
Type: Chapter
Creation Date: 2015
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/1200
Bibliographic Reference: Vrachnakis, M. (2015). Grazing effects - Ecological disturbances in rangelands [Chapter]. In Vrachnakis, M. 2015. RANGELAND SCIENCE [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://hdl.handle.net/11419/1200
Language: Greek
Is Part of: RANGELAND SCIENCE
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions