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Grazing ecology and forest history.

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It is a widely held belief that a climax vegetation of closed forest systems covered the lowlands of Central and Western Europe before man intervened in prehistoric times to develop agriculture. If this intervention had not taken place, the forest would still be there, and if left the grassland vegetation and fields now present would revert to a natural closed forest state, although with a reduced...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 412)

Species of trees and shrubs in landscapes grazed by large herbivores.

Appendix 8 provides a list of trees and shrub species in landscapes grazed by large herbivores, followed by a list of some species of herbs on the fringes of scrub and groves (Appendix 9), and some species characteristic of the thermophile oak forest in Białowieza, Poland (Appendix 10). Two additional appendices provide the situation and some abiotic features of the forest reserves described in Chapter 5 as they are presented in the publications mentioned (Appendix 11), and further information on the experiments quoted on the growth of seedlings in Chapter 6 (Appendix 12).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) General introduction and formulation of the problem. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Succession, the climax forest and the role of large herbivores. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Palynology, the forest as climax in prehistoric times and the effects of humans. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 102) The use of the wilderness from the Middle Ages up to 1900. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 189) Spontaneous succession in forest reserves in the lowlands of Western and Central Europe. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 287) Establishment of trees and shrubs in relation to light and grazing. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 369) Final synthesis and conclusions. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 385) Structuring the use of the wilderness. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 397) The 'Hanau-Münzenbergse Forstordnung', the 'Mainzer Forstordnung' and the 'General-Verordnung'. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994420
  • Record Number
  • 20083014463