By O. W. Van Auken, Fred Smeins (auth.), O. W. Van Auken (eds.)
Juniperus woodlands and savannas in western North the USA are either wide and dynamic, occupying nearly fifty five million hectares. quite a few species of Juniperus were expanding in density and are increasing into linked grasslands, decreasing the scale of the grasslands. the cause of the Juniperus enlargement is extremely debated, yet seems with regards to excessive degrees of herbivory, altering hearth frequency and doubtless worldwide switch phenomena. Western North American Juniperus groups addresses quite a few facets of the biology, ecology, and administration of Juniperus woodlands and savannas, via synthesizing earlier, present, and proposed destiny examine. The ebook comprises details on group distribution, composition, and constitution; the results of changes in atmosphere tactics corresponding to alterations in water budgets; and the affects of people, herbivory, and fireplace at the groups. The booklet will supply pros with a superior historical past in Juniperus ecosystems, allowing them to higher comprehend the groups and deal with the groups for max sustained productiveness and variety.
About the Editor:
O. W. Van Auken is Professor within the division of Biology on the college of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA.