Grasslands in Europe: Of High Nature Value
BRILL, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 320 pages
A tribute to an essential part of our natural and cultural environment. 24 European cases studies written by international grassland experts. Thematic chapters provide essential background information on grassland fauna, the history of agriculture, grassland communities, the relationship between grasslands and climate and opportunities to conserve these grasslands of high nature value.
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Foreword of EU Commissioner
SECTION 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
SECTION 2 NATIONAL CASE STUDIES
SECTION 3 POLICY OUTLOOK
abandoned agri-environment agricultural Agrostis Akman alliance alpine altitudes Apuseni Mountains arable areas Baden-Württemberg Belarus Biebrza biodiversity birds Burren butterflies calcareous grasslands Calthion Carex Carex sempervirens Caricion Carpathians cattle century characteristic climate dehesas diversity Dobrogea dominated dry grasslands dune grasslands dunes Ecology Entlebuch Environment environmental Europe European European Environment Agency farmers farming systems fens fertile Festuca Figure floodplain floodplain meadows flora forest Germany grass grassland communities grassland management grassland types grazing habitats halophytes hay meadows high nature value HNV grassland intensive Juncus Kampinos National Park karst Läänemaa land landscape limestone livestock Maculinea mainly mesic mountain mowing mown natural reserve nature conservation occur Öland palustris pastures peat plant communities plant species Polder poljes population Poschlod Potentilla pratensis production protection rare region river Romania semi-natural grasslands settlements sheep shrubs slopes soils species richness steppe tion traditional transhumance typical vegetation vulgaris wet grasslands wetlands White Carpathians woodland zone