Conservation Biology

Grazing and Conservation Management

Editors: WallisDe Vries, Michiel F., Bakker, Jan P., Van Wieren, Sipke E. (Eds.)

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Grazing animals enjoy an ambiguous reputation in the field of nature conservation. Livestock are often treated as a scourge, yet native large herbivores form the prime attraction of many a reserve. This book gives the first comprehensive overview of the use of grazing as a tool in conservation management. Considering in turn the ecological and historical background, the impact of grazing on community structure, management applications and future prospects, this book examines issues such as the role of herbivores as keystone species, the assessment of habitat quality and the function of scientific models in advancing grazing management. Large herbivores are shown to be potentially powerful allies in the management of nature reserves, particularly in the maintenance, enhancement or restoration of biodiversity.
Grazing and Conservation Management will appeal to conservation biologists and rangeland managers, providing them with a clearer understanding of grazing and conservation management.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Large herbivores as key factors for nature conservation

    WallisDeVries, Michiel F.

    Pages 1-20

  • Grazing for conservation management in historical perspective

    Bakker, Jan P. (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Origins and development of grassland communities in northwestern Europe

    Prins, Herbert H. T.

    Pages 55-105

  • Effects of human interference on the landscape with special reference to the role of grazing livestock

    Pott, Richard

    Pages 107-134

  • The impact of grazing on plant communities

    Bakker, Jan P.

    Pages 137-184

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-010-5886-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grazing and Conservation Management
Editors
  • Michiel F. WallisDe Vries
  • Jan P. Bakker
  • Sipke E. Van Wieren
Series Title
Conservation Biology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4391-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4391-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5886-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 374
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