Managed Grasslands, Volume 1
R. W. Snaydon, Alicja I. Breymeyer
Elsevier, Jan 1, 1990 - Grassland ecology - 387 pages
Hardbound. Volume 17 of the Ecosystems of the World series is divided into two parts. Volume 17A provides a review of managed grasslands in different parts of the world and the varying ways in which they are managed. Volume 17B, Managed Grasslands: Analytical Studies'', edited by R.W. Snaydon, was published in 1987 and is mainly devoted to a discussion of ecological processes occurring in all managed grasslands. The two volumes provide a complete cross-section of current knowledge of the structure and function of managed grasslands throughout the world, including all the processes determining the productivity of these ecosystems.
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THE SPATIAL DIFFERENTIATION
Proportion between meadows and pastures
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