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Dry grasslands

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses grassland management. The common objectives of grassland management are to: provide the desired sward composition, the specific aim often being to maintain or increase plant ... More


Soil Ecosystem Resilience and Recovery

Stuart A. Grandy, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, and Sharon A. Billings

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter applies ecological theory to examine long-term soil dynamics. It develops ideas about soil recovery from disturbance as a means to guide future investigations of soil resilience as ... More


Disturbance and Diversity in Low-Productivity Ecosystems

Hugh D. Safford and Chris R. Mallek

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Given the great differences in productivity between serpentine and nonserpentine habitats, coupled with the heightened presence of endemics and species of conservation concern in the former, it would ... More


The Role of Soils in Storage and Cycling of Mercury

Aria Amirbahman and Ivan J. Fernandez

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This is a review of the biogeochemical processes that control speciation and transport of inorganic mercury and methylmercury in soils. Mercury storage is discussed with respect to well-drained ... More


Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands

Paula M. Schiffman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses soil disturbance, seed dispersal, granivory, and herbivory from a historical perspective as well as within the context of modern-day understanding of grasslands in California. ... More


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