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Rangeland Systems

Processes, Management and Challenges

Editors: Briske, David D. (Ed.)

  • Unprecedented compilation of ecological and management knowledge regarding global rangelands
  • Content founded on the contributions of 80 authors with decades of experience in global rangelands
  • In-depth recommendations to reorganize management and policy to more effectively support rangeland systems in 21st century 
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.
This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It has been organized around three major themes. The first summarizes the conceptual advances that have occurred in the rangeland profession. The second addresses the implications of these conceptual advances to management and policy. The third assesses several major challenges confronting global rangelands in the 21st century. This book will compliment applied range management textbooks by describing the conceptual foundation on which the rangeland profession is based. It has been written to be accessible to a broad audience, including ecosystem managers, educators, students and policy makers. The content is founded on the collective experience, knowledge and commitment of 80 authors who have worked in rangelands throughout the world. Their collective contributions indicate that a more comprehensive framework is necessary to address the complex challenges confronting global rangelands.  Rangelands represent adaptive social-ecological systems, in which societal values, organizations and capacities are of equal importance to, and interact with, those of ecological processes.  A more comprehensive framework for rangeland systems may enable management agencies, and educational, research and policy making organizations to more effectively assess complex problems and develop appropriate solutions.

About the authors

David D. Briske is the T.M. O’Connor Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management at Texas A&M University, U.S.A.  He earned a B.A. in Botany from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. His scholarship and pedagogy emphasize the ecological function and management strategies of global rangelands.  He has served as editor of the book ‘Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices’ and the journal ‘Rangeland Ecology & Management’. 

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Rangeland Systems: Foundation for a Conceptual Framework

    Briske, David D.

    Pages 1-21

  • Woody Plant Encroachment: Causes and Consequences

    Archer, Steven R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-84

  • Ecohydrology: Processes and Implications for Rangelands

    Wilcox, Bradford P. (et al.)

    Pages 85-129

  • Soil and Belowground Processes

    Evans, R. Dave (et al.)

    Pages 131-168

  • Heterogeneity as the Basis for Rangeland Management

    Fuhlendorf, Samuel D. (et al.)

    Pages 169-196

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46709-2
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Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46707-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rangeland Systems
Book Subtitle
Processes, Management and Challenges
Editors
  • David D. Briske
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46709-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46709-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46707-8
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 661
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
Topics