By J. van Andel, Jan P. Bakker, R.W. Snaydon
This quantity is the results of a Symposium, held in October, 1985, to rejoice the Silver Jubilee of the De partment of Plant Ecology of the collage of Groningen. the dept of Plant Ecology was once based through Professor Dingeman Bakker and has, due to the fact that its incep tion, been concerned with reports of grasslands, and particularly with the consequences of human interference on grassland groups. it's been in particular interested by a nearly particular firm to transform components of grassland from in depth agricultural construction to nature reserves. With over-production of so much foodstuff commodities within the EEC, and lengthening curiosity in numerous different types of 'set apart' schemes, this initiative now appears remarkably prescient. The Netherlands have an extended historical past of human manipulation of our surroundings. certainly, the Dutch en vironment is maybe extra man-made than that of the other nation. In view of this, and the Laborato ry's curiosity in controlled grasslands, it's not striking that 'Disturbance in Grasslands' used to be chosen because the subject for the Laboratory's Jubilee Symposium. even supposing either the Symposium and the ensuing vo lume, have a powerful Dutch part, the organisers invited a few participants from Europe and in other places to supply key chapters. the result's a quantity which covers many points of disturbance in numerous grasslands. Disturbance is taken into account at either the neighborhood and the inhabitants point, and the foundations and tactics underlying these responses are explored.
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Disturbance in Grasslands: Causes, effects and processes by J. van Andel, Jan P. Bakker, R.W. Snaydon