Desertified Grasslands

Desertified Grasslands : Their Biology and Management

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A treatment of desertified grasslands that deals with botanical assets and ecological liabilities, evolving management strategies and physiological and genetic studies.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 185.7 x 264.7 x 25.1mm | 945.53g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • indexes
  • 0121685705
  • 9780121685706

Table of contents

Part 1 Botanical assets and ecological liabilities: distribution and utilization of grasses of arid and semi-arid regions, S.A. Renovoize et al; characterization and assessment of desertification processes, A. Granger. Part 2 Evolving management strategies: observations on the ebb and flow of grass species in the area of the Ekrafane Ranch, B.P.P. De Fabriques; spinifex ("triodia plectrachne, sympleotrodia and monodia" - poaceae) in Australia, S.W.L. Jacobs; will it burn? - should it burn? management of the spinifex grasslands of inland Australia, G.F Griffin; elements of grazing strategies for perennial grass management in rangelands, K.C. Hodgkinson; differences in the response of species on the degradation gradient in semi-arid grasslands of southern Africa and the role of ectopic variation, O.J.H. Bosch and J.D. Theunissen; the ecological amplitude and performance of the desert grass "panicum turgidum", M.D. Kernick; establishment of "vetiveria zizanioides" in low rainfall areas, R.G. Grimshaw; the ecological role of "pucinella chinampoensis" on saline soil in arid inland regions of China, R. Jizhou et al; ecophysiology of Negev upland annual grasses, Y. Gutterman. Part 3 Physiological and genetic studies: grass response to salinity, J. Gorham; C4 photosynthetic pathway variation in grasses poaceae - its significance for arid and semi-arid lands, P.W. Hatersley; resurrection grasses (poaceae) in Australia, M. Lazarides; the kew seed band and the collection, storage and utilization of arid and semi-arid zone grasses, H.D.Y. Prendergast et al; utilization of germ plasm from wild species, W.W. Hanna; pearl millet ("pennisetum glaucum") - a serial of the Sahel, J.H.J. De Wat et al; genetic relationships between some millets (panicum), M.H. Suhleiman et al; quantative genetics of t'ef (eragrostis tef), W.E. Pest. Part 4 Summary of the concluding discussion - selected demonstrations and shorter contribution: I.B.P.G.R. grass germ plasm plant collecting in arid and semi-arid regions, L. Guarino; "in vitro" development for "tef" "eragrostis tef" spikelets, H. Tefara; reproductive and isozyme variation in an unstable "pennisetum" hybrid progeny, N. Buari and G.P. Chapman; role of phytohormones in adaptation of sorghum to salinity, G.N. Amzallag et al; a note on "cenchrus ciliaris" (buffel grass) in Australia, G.P. Chapman; appendix, S.M. Renvoize et al.
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