Record nummer 1927568
Titel Grasslands in Europe of high nature value
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ed. by Peter Veen ... [et al. ; text Tsipe Aavik ... et al. ; photogr. authors ... et al.]
Auteur(s) Veen, P. ; Aavik, T.
Uitgever Zeist : KNNV Publishing
Jaar van uitgave 2009
Pagina's 319 p ill
ISBN 9789050113168
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Trefwoorden (cab) graslanden / vegetatie / flora / fauna / ecosystemen / plantengemeenschappen / natuurbescherming / graslandbeheer / beleid / berggraslanden / laaglandgebieden / kustgebieden / geschiedenis / europa / natuurbeheer
Rubrieken Graslanden / Natuurbescherming
Publicatie type Boek
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Grasslands are an important element of European nature. About half of Europe’s endemic species depend on grasslands, whether in mountains, lowlands, river plains or coastal areas. Many grasslands originate in traditional agricultural landscapes. Modern intensification, however, brings many of these ecosystems under threat. This book describes twenty-four case studies from countries in all of Europe ranging from the grasslands of Gotland and Öland (Sweden) to the Spanish Dehesa, and from the hay meadows of the British Pennine Dales to the steppes of Turkish Anatolia. Together, these case studies provide a fascinating glimpse into the various European grasslands, their value for nature, culture and agriculture, and the threats they are facing today. The book contains a large number of colour photographs of grassland landscapes, species and cultural history. It also contains many maps and infographics. Thematic chapters provide essential background information on topics such as grassland fauna, the history of agriculture, grassland communities, and the connection between grasslands and climate. The book also analyses the opportunities and risks of EU policy to conserve these grasslands.
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