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Rangeland Ecology And Management

1st Edition

By Harold Heady, R. Dennis Child


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Over the last two decades the science of range management, like many other resource disciplines, has embraced and integrated environmental concerns in the field, the laboratory, and policy. Rangeland Ecology and Management now brings this integrated approach to the classroom in a thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and readable text. The authors

Table of Contents

PART ONE GRAZING ECOLOGY, 1 Rangeland Conservation, 2 Defoliation, 3 Physiological Effects of Defoliation, 4 Palatability, Preference, and Selective Defoliation, 5 Physical Effects of Grazing Animals, 6 Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling, 7 Redistribution of Minerals by Plants and Animals, 8 Distribution of Plants by Animals, 9 Fire as an Environmental Factor, 10 Rangeland Synecology, PART TWO GRAZING MANAGEMENT, 11 Numbers of Animals, 12 Utilization of Forage, 13 Animal Distribution, 14 Mixed Species Grazing, 15 Mixed Species Management, 16 Seasonal Management, 17 Grazing Plans, 18 Responses to Seasonal Grazing Plans, PART THREE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, 19 Modification of Vegetation, 20 Mechanical Control of Rangeland Plants, 21 Chemical Control of Rangeland Plants, 22 Prescribed Fire in Rangeland Management, 23 Biological Control, 24 Seeding of Rangelands, 25 Rangeland Fertilization, 26 Soil and Water Conservation, PART FOUR MANAGING RANGELAND COMPLEXITY, 27 Reclamation of Damaged Rangeland, 28 Riparian Areas and Pollution: Best Management Practices, 29 Multiple-Use, 30 Planning for Rangeland Management, 31 Decision Support Systems

About the Authors

Harold Heady is professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley. He was awarded the Berkeley Citation in 1991 in recognition of his long and preeminent career in range management. R. Dennis Child is National Program Leader, Range, with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General