Most recent volume

Volume 27. Structure and Functioning of Seminatural Meadows

Published: 28th May 1993 Editor: M. Rychnovská
Twelve years' analysis of natural grassland and experimentally managed meadows have produced this unique set of data on the structures and physiological functions of primary producers, consumers and decomposers. Obtained during the 1973-1985 Ecosystem Study on Highland Meadows in Czechoslovakia, such original information is rare in scientific literature. The aim of the study was to define the functioning of these grasslands and their changes under different impact of man, and to examine the ecological function of those ecosystems in the intensively managed catchment area. Hence, this book contains deep analyses of soil microorganisms, their functions in decomposition and soil forming processes - leading to the evaluation of the whole carbon cycle - as well as dealing with nitrogen pathways in the experimental plots - resulting in precise determination of the full nitrogen cycle. Procedures used in practical agriculture, such as cutting, fertilization and renovation, have also been applied, producing evaluations from both ecological and economical view-points.

The book's integrated ecosystem approach to grasslands, its deep professional analyses in each section, along with the synthesis on each particular level and across all levels, renders it an invaluable, informative text, comprising extensive figures and tables and a substantial bibliography of world-wide sources.

Additional volumes

Volume 26. Agriculture in Dry Lands

Published: 26th November 1992 Author: I. Arnon

Volume 25. Humus, its Structure and Role in Agriculture and Environment

Published: 31st January 1992 Editor: J. Kubát

Volume 15B. After Water Management Measures

Published: 8th October 1991 Series Editors: Miroslav Penka Miroslav Vyskot Emil Klimo Ferdinand Vasicek

Volume 24. Plant Roots and Their Environment

Published: 5th September 1991 Editors: B.L. McMichael H. Persson

Volume 22. Tropical Forests

Published: 21st February 1991 Author: J. Borota

Volume 23. Biotic Interactions and Soil-Borne Diseases

Published: 18th February 1991 Editors: A.B.R. Beemster G.J. Bollen M. Gerlagh M.A. Ruissen B. Schippers A. Tempel

Volume 21. Nitrogen Management and Ground Water Protection

Published: 23rd November 1989 Editor: Ronald Follett

Volume 20. Shrub-Steppe

Published: 1st October 1988 Editors: Alec Rickard L.E. Rogers B.E. Vaughan S.F. Liebetrau

Volume 19. Towards a Second Green Revolution

Published: 1st May 1988 Editor: G.B. Marini-Bettòlo

Volume 17. Soil Microbial Associations

Published: 1st March 1988 Editors: V. Vancura F. Kunc

Volume 18. Tree Crop Physiology

Published: 1st August 1987 Editors: A.S. Raghavendra M.R. Sethuraj

The Origin and Domestication of Cultivated Plants

Published: 1st December 1986 Editor: C. Barigozzi

Volume 12. Plant Production and Management under Drought Conditions

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: J.F. Stone W.O. Willis

Volume 13. Evapotranspiration from Plant Communities

Published: 1st January 1985 Editor: M.L. Sharma

Volume 14. Forest Amelioration

Published: 1st January 1984 Authors: O. Riedl D. Zachar

Volume 11. Wetlands of Bottomland Hardwood Forests

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: J.R. Clark J. Benforado

Volume 8. Management and Analysis of Biological Populations

Published: 1st January 1980 Author: B.-S. Goh

Volume 2. Tree Ecology and Preservation

Published: 1st January 1980 Author: A. Bernatzky

Volume 7. Management of Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Published: 1st January 1979 Editor: B.H. Walker