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Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland

Editors: Myster, Randall W. (Ed.)

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  • Includes chapters from around the world with a special focus on South American and Neotropical ecotones
  • While the book has chapters from around the world, there is a special focus on South American and Neotropical ecotones
  • Puts post-agricultural areas in a wider context by presenting them as a kind of ecotone
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Ecotones are dynamic over-lapping boundary areas where major terrestrial biomes meet.  As past studies have shown, and as the chapters in this book will illustrate, their structure, size, and scope have changed considerably over the millennia, expanding and shrinking as climate and/or other driving conditions, also changed.  Today, however, many of them are changing at a rate not seen for a long time, perhaps largely due to climate change and other human-induced factors.  Indeed ecotones are more sensitive to climate change than the biomes on either side, and thus may serve as critical early indicators of future climate change.  As ecotones change, they also redefine the limits of the biomes on either side by altering their distributions of species because, in addition to their own endemic species, any ecotone will also have species from both adjoining biomes.  Consequently, they may also be places of high levels of species interaction, serving as active evolutionary laboratories, which generate new species that then migrate back into adjacent biomes.

Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland explores how these ecotones have changed in the past, how they are changing today, and how they are likely to change in the future. The book includes chapters from around the world with a special focus on South American and Neotropical ecotones.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Myster, Randall W.

  • Woodland-Grassland Ecotonal Shifts in Environmental Mosaics: Lessons Learnt from the Environmental History of the Carpathian Basin (Central Europe) During the Holocene and the Last Ice Age Based on Investigation of Paleobotanical and Mollusk Remains

    Pages 17-57

    Sümegi, Pál (et al.)

  • Ecotones as Complex Arenas of Disturbance, Climate, and Human Impacts: The Trans-Andean Forest-Steppe Ecotone of Northern Patagonia

    Pages 59-88

    Kitzberger, Thomas

  • Woody–Herbaceous–Livestock Species Interaction

    Pages 89-114

    Sankey, Temuulen Tsagaan

  • Woody Plant Invasions in Pampa Grasslands: A Biogeographical and Community Assembly Perspective

    Pages 115-144

    Chaneton, Enrique J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland
Editors
  • Randall W. Myster
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3797-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3797-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3796-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9571-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 330
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