Plant and Vegetation

Eurasian Steppes. Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a Changing World

Editors: Werger, Marinus J.A., van Staalduinen, Marja A. (Eds.)

  • There is no other book in which so much expert knowledge on change in steppe ecology, changes in steppe land use, and changes in the livelihoods of steppe inhabitants have been integrated
  • Covers the entire Eurasian steppe zone and integrates much knowledge on steppes that so far was available only in Russian, Chinese, Mongolian, and other local languages
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Steppes form one of the largest biomes. Drastic changes in steppe ecology, land use and livelihoods came with the emergence, and again with the collapse, of communist states. Excessive ploughing and vast influx of people into the steppe zone led to a strong decline in nomadic pastoralism in the Soviet Union and China and in severely degraded steppe ecosystems. In Mongolia nomadic pastoralism persisted, but steppes degraded because of strongly increased livestock loads. After the Soviet collapse steppes regenerated on huge tracts of fallow land. Presently, new, restorative steppe land management schemes are applied. On top of all these changes come strong effects of climate change in the northern part of the steppe zone. This book gives an up-to-date overview of changes in ecology, climate and use of the entire Eurasian steppe area and their effects on livelihoods of steppe people. It integrates knowledge that so far was available only in a spectrum of locally used languages.

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“This is a well compiled, readable book with a wealth of information. … Having brought all these researchers from the numerous countries together in one volume, this can certainly be a major step towards a more consistent and integrated approach in the future. The presentation is very pleasant, with many coloured photos and maps, well-structured tables and diagrams.” (Jürgen Dengler, Bulletin of the European Dry Grassland Group, Issue 21, December, 2013)

“Part of the Springer Plant and Vegetation series, this volume covers one of the largest biomes in the world. … the book is part of a series on vegetation, and certainly the field botanist or environmental scientist concerned with these steppe eco-systems or interested in their conservation will find a wealth of rich material. … The bibliography thus represents an important and useful resource for regional studies on this biome.” (Sarah Robinson, Pastoralism, Vol. 3, 2013)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Abiotic and Biotic Determinants of Steppe Productivity and Performance – A View from Central Asia

    Wesche, Karsten (et al.)

    Pages 3-43

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  • The Steppe Biome in Russia: Ecosystem Services, Conservation Status, and Actual Challenges

    Smelansky, Ilya E. (et al.)

    Pages 45-101

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  • Steppes of Kazakhstan: Diversity and Present State

    Rachkovskaya, E. I. (et al.)

    Pages 103-148

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  • The Central Anatolian Steppe

    Kürschner, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 149-171

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  • Ukrainian Steppes in the Past, at Present and in the Future

    Korotchenko, Iryna (et al.)

    Pages 173-196

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Hardcover 248,56 €
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Softcover 248,56 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9579-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eurasian Steppes. Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a Changing World
Editors
  • Marinus J.A. Werger
  • Marja A. van Staalduinen
Series Title
Plant and Vegetation
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3886-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3886-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3885-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9579-2
Series ISSN
1875-1318
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 568
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