Reprint

Dynamics of the Global Savanna and Grassland Biomes

Edited by
March 2021
102 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0348-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0349-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Dynamics of the Global Savanna and Grassland Biomes that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Engineering
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Summary
Savanna and grassland biomes cover more of the earth's surface than any other biome type, and yet they are still largely understudied. In recent decades, global savanna and grassland ecosystems have become more prominent in the literature focused on global change dynamics. Savanna and grasslands represent unique biomes with their own challenges, both in terms of their study and in terms of their complexity, leading to many contradictory and often controversial findings. The global threats to these systems are potentially significant, from climate change impacts to human management challenges, from possible degradation to complete desertification, which vary across disturbance regime shifts. This Special Issue of Applied Sciences, “Dynamics of Global Savanna and Grassland Biomes”, is intended for a wide and interdisciplinary audience, and covers recent advances in: - drivers of vegetation dynamics - further understanding carbon interactions in these critical landscapes - advances in modeling both current and future system states - tipping points in savanna systems - human-environment interactions and challenges for management - biodiversity and ecosystem services
Format
  • Hardback
License
© by the authors
Keywords
climate change; SAVANNA; simulation; scenarios; livestock; rangeland productivity; CO2 effects; remote sensing; vegetation dynamics; savanna landscapes; national parks; conservation; temperate meadow steppe; grassland degradation; biomass; vegetation; community characteristics; enclosure; restoration; management; policy options; remote sensing; neotropical savannas; woody conversion; support vector machine classification; land cover change; protected areas; Payne’s Creek National Park; endemism; floristics; nomadic; yaks; livestock; culture; altitude; watersheds; rivers; biodiversity; grassland management; land degradation; rodents; policy; interventions; n/a