Competition and Succession in Pastures

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P. G. Tow, Alec Lazenby
CABI, 2001 - Forage plants - 322 pages
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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 analysed, evaluated and measured, and brings to the agricultural arena the considerable progress made in understanding the principles of competition from theoretical and experimental ecology.
  

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Contents

Measurement of Competition and Competition Effects in Pastures
15
Genotype and Environmental Adaptation as Regulators of Competitiveness
43
Competition between Grasses and Legumes in Established Pastures
63
Plant Competition in Pastures Implications for Management
85
Diversity and Stability in Humid Temperate Pastures
103
The Population Dynamics of Pastures with Particular Reference to Southern Australia
119
Wolfe and B S Dear
126
Formulation of Pasture Seed Mixtures with Reference to Competition and Succession
149
Competition and Environmental Stress in Temperate Grasslands
193
Interaction of Competition and Management in Regulating Composition
213
Global Climate Change Effects on Competition and Succession in Pastures
233
Competition and Succession in Recreated Botanically Diverse Grassland Communities
261
Implications of Competition between Plant Species for the Sustainability
283
Some Concluding Comments
305
Index
315
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Effects of Large Herbivores on Competition and Succession in Natural Savannah Rangelands
175

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