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Cover for Halophytic vegetation in south-east Europe: classification, conservation and ecogeographical patterns.

Halophytic vegetation is very complex and diverse, and the main factors for its development are salinity and moisture. Investigations into different types of halophytic vegetation have been compiled in vegetation databases as scientific tools for classification analyses and interpretation of...

Author(s)
Stevanović, Z. D.; Aćić, S.; Stešević, D.; Luković, M.; Šilc, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minor trees and shrubs.

This chapter describes the minor trees and shrubs in Lady Park Wood, UK. The minor trees includes hawthorn, wild service, whitebeam, crab apple, yew, holly. Finally, the paper provides details on the shrubs and small trees in the region.

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maintenance of plant species diversity in forest ecosystems.

One of the major questions in ecology is how plant species coexist and thus how diversity is maintained. While there are many theories to explain the maintenance of plant species diversity, compelling empirical support exists for very few of them. Here we summarize four major putative theories to...

Author(s)
Barry, K. E.; Schnitzer, S. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests.

This chapter examines the hydrology of forested areas that are subject to soil saturation by precipitation, groundwater or surface flooding. They include mangroves and other tidal forests, the forested portions of peatlands and tree-dominated wetlands defined by the Ramsar Convention. They also...

Author(s)
Williams, T. M.; Krauss, K. W.; Okruszko, T.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forms and types of transplant traded.

This chapter focuses on the specifications of planting stock based on methods of production and morphological forms and their uses. Various transplant forms for shrubs and climbers, herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, bulbs and corms and turf are also presented.

Author(s)
Thoday, P. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646183)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seeds and direct seeding.

This chapter focuses on the importance of seeding on site to establish areas of turf of various grades of fineness, and for uses ranging from 'look-upon' to 'walk-upon' to 'play-upon' to species-rich grasslands. The use of direct seeding to produce displays of native and exotic annuals are...

Author(s)
Thoday, P. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646183)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolution of modern landscapes.

This chapter describes the emergence of woodland management; changes in forest extent and distribution; changes in structure and composition through management; and deliberate modification of the tree and shrub composition of forests. Further, the chapter also discusses the other species gains and...

Author(s)
Kirby, K. J.; Watkins, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter introduces the book entitled 'Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment', these are trees and shrubs that are members of the Salicaceae family with many valuable characteristics. The objective of this book was to produce a major update of the 1980 edition of the FAO...

Author(s)
Isebrands, J. G.; Richardson, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology and physiology of poplars and willows.

This chapter reviews the natural occurrence, life history and present status of selected ecologically important species of poplars and willows around the world. It is believed that more knowledge and understanding of how these trees and shrubs grow under different environmental conditions will...

Author(s)
Richardson, J.; Isebrands, J. G.; Ball, J. B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pastoralism and Kalahari rangeland soils.

This chapter presents field-based evidence of the changes in soil properties resulting from grazing-related disturbance and shrub encroachment in the south-west Kalahari. The objectives were: (i) to determine the impact of different grazing intensities on soil CO2 efflux, soil organic carbon (SOC)...

Author(s)
Thomas, A. D.; Elliott, D. R.; Griffith, T. N. L.; Mairs, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter

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