SpringerBriefs in Ecology

Invasion of Woody Legumes

Authors: Van Auken, O.W, Bush, J.K

  • A focal point of recent research on woody legumes, especially the Acacias and their communities
  • Addresses many unresolved problems associated with legume woodland and savanna communities
  • Details how global warming and climate change affects the population growth of woody legumes​
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Includes our current knowledge of the invasion or encroachment and cause of population growth and spread of some dry land, arid zone woody legumes. Community structure, population growth, and competition of these woody legumes will also be examined. These species and ecosystems are both extensive and dynamic. They occur worldwide, but mainly in the arid zones of the tropics and sub-tropics. The cause of the growth and spread of these species and communities has long been claimed to be caused by distal factors rather than proximal ones. However, these species appear to be influenced and perhaps controlled by anthropogenic factors, specifically grazing and fire or lack of fire. Their overall worldwide distribution has probably changed little in the recent past, but their populations have expanded into grasslands and their density has increased in many places. Some associated communities have shown dramatic changes in response to recent large-scale droughts and the loss of most of the dominant overstory species. However, changes in the woody legume communities and their species are generally unknown. ​

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invasion of Woody Legumes
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ecology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7199-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7199-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7198-1
Series ISSN
2192-4759
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 67
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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