Biodiversity and Savanna Ecosystem Processes: A Global Perspective

Biodiversity and Savanna Ecosystem Processes: A Global Perspective

by Ernesto Medina
     
 
Savannas are the most widespread ecosystem in the tropics and as such are subjected to great human pressure that may result in massive soil degradation.
The book addresses the role of species in the function of savanna ecosystems. It is shown that savannas are enormously diverse and that four factors determine the function of savanna ecosystems: Plant

Overview

Savannas are the most widespread ecosystem in the tropics and as such are subjected to great human pressure that may result in massive soil degradation.
The book addresses the role of species in the function of savanna ecosystems. It is shown that savannas are enormously diverse and that four factors determine the function of savanna ecosystems: Plant Available Moisture; Plant Available Nutrients; Fire; Herbivores.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387579498
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Ecological Studies
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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