Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

von: Randall W. Myster

Springer-Verlag, 2007

ISBN: 9780387336428 , 308 Seiten

Format: PDF

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Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics


This timely work draws implications from scientific studies for the wise management of old field ecosystems in the neotropics, where conversion of land to cropping systems is the most common kind of disturbance and many landscapes are defined by areas recovering from agriculture. Understanding old field succession can help us address important scientific and social issues, such as deforestation and forest regeneration, forest restoration, sustainability of agriculture, maintenance of biodiversity, and impacts of global climate change on forest dynamics. This book provides restoration and management strategies, as well as new farming methodologies for practical application.

Randall W. Myster is Assistant Professor in the Biology Department of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, USA.