Ecological Studies

Western North American Juniperus Communities

A Dynamic Vegetation Type

Editors: van Auken, Oscar (Ed.)

  • Brings together biological and ecological research for use by researchers and managers working with Juniperus ecosystems
  • Discusses the application of included research to Juniperus communities throughout the world
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Juniperus woodlands and savannas in western North America are both extensive and dynamic, occupying approximately 55 million hectares. Various species of Juniperus have been increasing in density and are expanding into associated grasslands, reducing the size of the grasslands. The reason for the Juniperus expansion is highly debated, but seems to be related to high levels of herbivory, changing fire frequency and probably global change phenomena. Western North American Juniperus Communities addresses various aspects of the biology, ecology, and management of Juniperus woodlands and savannas, by synthesizing past, current, and proposed future research. The book includes information on community distribution, composition, and structure; the effects of alterations in ecosystem processes such as modifications in water budgets; and the impacts of humans, herbivory, and fire on the communities. The book will provide professionals with a solid background in Juniperus ecosystems, enabling them to better understand the communities and manage the communities for maximum sustained productivity and diversity.

About the Editor:

O. W. Van Auken is Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

About the authors

About the Editor:

Oscar W. Van Auken is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Western North American Juniperus Communities: Patterns and Causes of Distribution and Abundance

    Auken, O. W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Structure and Composition of Juniperus Communities and Factors That Control Them

    Auken, O. W. (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • Distribution of Juniperus Woodlands in Central Texas in Relation to General Abiotic Site Type

    Diamond, David D. (et al.)

    Pages 48-57

  • Structure and Function of Woodland Mosaics: Consequences of Patch-Scale Heterogeneity and Connectivity Along the Grassland–Forest Continuum

    Breshears, David D.

    Pages 58-92

  • Comparison of the Understory Vegetation of Juniperus Woodlands

    Wayne, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2227-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Western North American Juniperus Communities
Book Subtitle
A Dynamic Vegetation Type
Editors
  • Oscar van Auken
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
196
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34003-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34003-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34002-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2227-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
114 b/w illustrations
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