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The Resource Forgotten grasslands of the South : natural history and conservation, Reed F. Noss ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, (electronic book)

Forgotten grasslands of the South : natural history and conservation, Reed F. Noss ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, (electronic book)

Label
Forgotten grasslands of the South : natural history and conservation
Title
Forgotten grasslands of the South
Title remainder
natural history and conservation
Statement of responsibility
Reed F. Noss ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and persisted over time and addresses questions that are fundamental for conserving these vital yet poorly understood ecosystems. The author examines the natural history of southern grasslandstheir origin and history (geologic, vegetation, and human)biological hotspots and endangered ecosystemsphysical determinants of grassland distribution, including ecology, soils, landform, and hydrology fire, herbivores, and ecological interactionsThe final chapter presents a general conservation strategy for southern grasslands, including prioritization, protection, restoration, and management. Also included are examples of ongoing restoration projects, along with a prognosis for the future. In addition to offering fascinating new information about these little-studied ecosystems, Noss demonstrates how natural history is central to the practice of conservation. Natural history has been on a declining trajectory for decades, as theory and experimentation have dominated the field of ecology. Ecologists are coming to realize that these divergent approaches are in fact complementary, and that pursuing them together can bring greater knowledge and understanding of how the natural world works and how we can best conserve it.Forgotten Grasslands of the South explores the overarching importance of ecological processes in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and is the first book of its kind to apply natural history, in a modern, comprehensive sense, to the conservation of biodiversity across a broad region. It sets a new standard for scientific literature and is essential reading not only for those who study and work to conserve the grasslands of the South but also for everyone who is fascinated by the natural world
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noss, Reed F
Dewey number
508.75
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.S59
LC item number
N67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Grassland conservation
  • Grassland ecology
  • NATURE / Essays
  • NATURE / Reference
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism
Label
Forgotten grasslands of the South : natural history and conservation, Reed F. Noss ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-301) and index
Contents
  • Natural history of a forgotten American grassland
  • Origin and history
  • Biological hotspots and endangered ecosystems
  • Physical factors: Rock, soil, landform, water, and wind
  • Fire, big animals, and interactions
  • The future of southern grasslands: Outline of a strategy
Control code
SPR818953038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 317 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912259
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Forgotten grasslands of the South : natural history and conservation, Reed F. Noss ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-301) and index
Contents
  • Natural history of a forgotten American grassland
  • Origin and history
  • Biological hotspots and endangered ecosystems
  • Physical factors: Rock, soil, landform, water, and wind
  • Fire, big animals, and interactions
  • The future of southern grasslands: Outline of a strategy
Control code
SPR818953038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 317 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912259
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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