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Cover for Aquatic plant biodiversity: a biological indicator for the monitoring and assessment of water quality.

The present chapter covers the concept of water pollution, its cause and effects on plant diversity of an aquatic ecosystem. An alteration in the diversity of plants and the disappearance of aquatic plants has been noted in the majority of the world's water bodies as a result of water pollution. In ...

Author(s)
Ansari, A. A.; Shalini Saggu; Al-Ghanim, S. M.; Abbas, Z. K.; Gill, S. S.; Khan, F. A.; Dar, M. I.; Naikoo, M. I.; Khan, A. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The tortuous road towards forest sustainability in the tropical rainforest: cases from which to learn.

This chapter discusses the tortuous road towards forest sustainability in the tropical rain forest by taking the cases of Sarawak, viz. Sabah and Kalimantan in Borneo; the Congo Basin in Africa; and tropical America. From these cases, it can be concluded that the principles and mechanics of...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological succession theory and models.

This chapter considers the theory of succession and models that have been used to study the process, in order to gain insight into the very complex changes the plant community undergoes during the process of ecological succession. Various theoretical viewpoints on the nature, processes and causal...

Author(s)
Aweto, A. O.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640433)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weather variability, ecological processes, and optimization of soil micro-environment for rangeland restoration.

This chapter focuses on rangeland restoration. The chapter makes use of an ecologically-based model to structure a discussion of weather and climate impacts on some key processes affecting succession, the micro-environmental underpinnings of some important restoration management tools, and...

Author(s)
Hardegree, S. P.; Cho, J.; Schneider, J. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938116)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community dynamics: succession and assembly.

This chapter addresses plant community dynamics, how communities change over time. The change in community composition following a disturbance is called succession. Secondary succession occurs faster than primary succession because there are more resources and propagules available. Facilitation,...

Author(s)
Booth, B. D.; Murphy, S. D.; Swanton, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A study on tree colonization of abandoned land in the Italian Alps: extent and some characteristics of new forest stands in Trentino.

This chapter reports on a study concerning the tree colonization on abandoned land in Trentino, a region of 600 000 ha in the eastern Alps of Italy. The study refers to a period of approximately 30 years and was carried out through a two-stage sampling design. In the first stage, some area units...

Author(s)
Natale, F. de; Gasparini, P.; Carriero, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applying succession models to the conservation of tropical montane forest.

Forest succession models have been widely used to simulate long-term vegetation dynamics and to provide insights into successional processes. However, they have rarely been used to address questions relating specifically to forest conservation. In this chapter we briefly discuss the history and...

Author(s)
Golicher, D.; Newton, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community dynamics: succession and assembly.

This chapter introduces the history and successional theory of plant community dynamics, patterns of processes of primary and secondary succession, and classification of functional groups based on plant traits.

Author(s)
Booth, B. D.; Murphy, S. D.; Swanton, C. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995281)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Secondary succession under a slash-and-burn regime in a tropical montane cloud forest: soil and vegetation characteristics.

Tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) areas in southern Mexico are commonly used for growing maize and companion crops under slash-and-burn agriculture. As a result, the landscape is being transformed into a mosaic of crop fields, secondary forest and primary forests. Despite being a widespread...

Author(s)
Castillo, R. F. del; Blanco-Macías, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of logging and secondary succession on the below-ground system of a cloud forest in Mexico.

Although the process of secondary succession in tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) has been studied in some detail, very little is known about the consequences of changes in vegetation composition on nutrient budgets and biodiversity below ground. In this chapter we present a conceptual model of...

Author(s)
Negrete-Yankelevich, S.; Fragoso, C.; Newton, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter

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