Competition and Succession in Pastures
28th November 2001
- ISBN 9780851994413
- Language English
- Pages 336 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
This book describes how competition between plant species, and succession in plant ecosystems, operate in grasslands and grazed pastures, both natural and sown. It discusses how competition both affects botanical structure, productivity and persistence of pastures and is itself regulated by biological, environmental and management factors, such as grazing animals. The book also examines the ways in which competition and succession are analyzed, evaluated and measured, and brings to the agricultural arena the considerable progress made in understanding the principles of competition from theoretical and experimental ecology.
"This book will be an outstanding reference for students and a stimulus for future studies by basic and applied pasture scientists."David Lloyd - , Prinicipal Pasture Agronomist