Ecological Studies

Biodiversity and Savanna Ecosystem Processes

A Global Perspective

Editors: SOLBRIG, Otto Thomas, Medina, Ernesto, Silva, Juan F. (Eds.)

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Savannas are the most widespread ecosystem in the tropics and as such are subjected to great human pressure that may result in massive soil degradation.
The book addresses the role of species in the function of savanna ecosystems. It is shown that savannas are enormously diverse and that four factors determine the function of savanna ecosystems: Plant Available Moisture; Plant Available Nutrients; Fire; Herbivores.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Diversity of the Savanna Ecosystem

    Solbrig, Otto T.

    Pages 1-27

  • Determinants of Tropical Savannas

    Solbrig, Otto T. (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Biodiversity and Nutrient Relations in Savanna Ecosystems: Interactions Between Primary Producers, Soil Microorganisms, and Soils

    Medina, Ernesto

    Pages 45-57

  • Biodiversity and Water Relations in Tropical Savannas

    Sarmiento, Guillermo

    Pages 61-75

  • Ecophysiological Aspects of the Invasion by African Grasses and Their Impact on Biodiversity and Function of Neotropical Savannas

    Baruch, Zdravko

    Pages 79-93

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Softcover $149.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Savanna Ecosystem Processes
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Otto Thomas SOLBRIG
  • Ernesto Medina
  • Juan F. Silva
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
121
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78969-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78969-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78971-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
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