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Editors: Wen-Jun Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
Book Description:
Grasslands, being one of most important ecosystems on earth, provide not only forage, livestock and fur, but also biodiversity and other ecosystem service functionalities. How to prevent grasslands from overgrazing, disertification, and other types of over-exploitation is a pressing issue. In recent years, grasslands have been dramatically changing as the changes of global climate and aggravation of human activities. Protection and reasonable use of grasslands are thus attracting more attention worldwide. This book provides researchers with diverse aspects of the latest advances in grasslands research. This book also covers a varied range of topics, for example, global biodiversity review, biotic interactions in the Rhizosphere, evaluation of soil quality, insect assemblages, orchard grass, soil microbial communities, grassland biodiversity management and soil nematodes. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Commentary: How Does Mowing of Grassland on Sea Wall Flood Defenses Affect Assemblages in Eastern England?
(Tim Gardiner)

1. Global Biodiversity Loss and Conservation: A Review, pp. 1-24
(WenJun Zhang, JianFeng Ou)

2. Indirect Biotic Interactions in the Rhizosphere of Grasslands, pp. 25-45
(Natalia Ladygina, François Rineau)

3. Evaluation of soil quality on temperate grassland soils using biological and biochemical properties, pp. 47-55
(J. Paz-Ferreiro)

4. Orchargrass: A Valuable Perennial Pasture Grass Adapted to Different Environmental Conditions, pp. 57-93
(Pablo Luis Peri)

5. Grassland Management and Structural Changes in Soil Microbial Communities, pp. 95-108
(Zabed Hossain, Shu-ichi Sugiyama)

6. Conservation and Management of Alkali Grassland Biodiversity in Central-Europe, pp. 109-118
(Török Péter, Kapocsi István, Deák Balázs)

7. The Soil Nematodes in Natural and Semi-natural Grasslands and Their Use As Bioindicators, pp. 119-145
(Marek Renčo)

Index

   Series:
      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-555-0
   Status: AV
  
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