1st Edition

The Reconstruction Of Disturbed Arid Lands An Ecological Approach

By Edith B. Allen Copyright 1989
    278 Pages
    by Routledge

    267 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume emphasizes application of the basic ecological relationships among plants, animals, microorganisms, the physical environment and man to reconstruct wildland ecosystems. It contains the proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Introduction -- Seed-related Autecology in Restoration of Mined Jarrah Forest in Western Australia -- Seedling Establishment and Water Relations After Fire in a Mediterranean Ecosystem -- Use of Resource Partitioning and Disturbance Regimes in the Design and Management of Restored Prairies -- Some Trajectories of Succession in Wyoming Sagebrush Grassland: Implications for Restoration -- Belowground Structure: A Key to Reconstructing a Productive Arid Ecosystem -- Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling in Disturbed Arid Ecosystems -- Manipulation of Ecosystem Dynamics on Reconstructed Semiarid Lands -- The Hydrologic Role of Vegetation in the Development and Reclamation of Dryland Salinity -- Multifactorial Reconstruction of Semiarid Mediterranean Landscapes for Multipurpose Land Uses -- Ecological Approaches in Theory and Practice: To What Degree Is Reconstruction Possible?


    Edith B.Allen