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Title Ecosystem function in Savannas : measurement and modeling at landscape to global scales / edited by Michael J. Hill, Niall P. Hanan
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 559 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Section 1. Savannas : biogeographical and ecological perspectives -- section 2. Carbon, water and trace gas fluxes in global savannas -- section 3. Remote sensing of biophysical and biochemical characteristics in savannas -- section 4. Perspectives on patch- to landscape-scale savanna processes and modeling -- section 5. Regional carbon dynamics in savanna systems : remote sensing and modeling applications -- section 6. Continental and global scale modeling of savannas -- section 7. Understanding savannas as coupled human-natural systems -- section 8. Synthesis
Summary Fascinating and diverse, savanna ecosystems support a combination of pastoral and agropastoral communities alongside wild and domestic herbivores that can be found nowhere else. This diversity has made the study of these areas problematic. Ecosystem Function in Savannas: Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales addresses some of the discontinuities in the treatment of savannas by the scientific community and documents a range of measurements, methods, technologies, applications, and modeling approaches. Based on contributions from leading authorities and experts on savanna system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Savanna ecology -- Mathematical models
Savanna ecology -- Statistical methods
Savanna plants -- Geographical distribution
Savanna plants -- Phenology
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Plains & Prairies.
Savanna plants -- Phenology.
Form Electronic book
Author Hanan, Niall P.
Hill, Michael J., 1953-
ISBN 1439804710