ISBN-10:
0521612101
ISBN-13:
9780521612104
Pub. Date:
09/28/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
An African Savanna: Synthesis of the Nylsvley Study(Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management Series)

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

by R. J. Scholes, B. H. Walker

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ISBN-13: 9780521612104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management Series
Edition description: Paperback Re-issue
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

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.

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