The Resource Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland, edited by Randall W. Myster, (electronic resource)

Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland, edited by Randall W. Myster, (electronic resource)

Label
Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland
Title
Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland
Statement of responsibility
edited by Randall W. Myster
Contributor
Editor
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Ecotones are dynamic over-lapping boundary areas where major terrestrial biomes meet. As past studies have shown, and as the chapters in this book will illustrate, their structure, size, and scope have changed considerably over the millennia, expanding and shrinking as climate and/or other driving conditions have also changed. Today, however, many of them are changing at a rate not seen for a long time, perhaps largely due to climate change and other humaninduced factors. Indeed, ecotones are more sensitive to climate change than the biomes on either side, and thus may serve as critical early indicators of future climate change. As ecotones change, they also redefine the limits of the biomes on either side by altering their distributions of species because, in addition to their own endemic species, any ecotone will also have species from both adjoining biomes. Consequently, they may also be places of high levels of species interaction, serving as active evolutionary laboratories, which generate new species that then migrate back into adjacent biomes. Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland explores how these ecotones have changed in the past, how they are changing today, and how they are likely to change in the future. The book includes chapters from around the world with a special focus on South American and Neotropical ecotones. About the Editor Randall W. Myster received his Ph.D from Rutgers University working with S. T. A. Pickett on post-agriculture succession in New Jersey, USA. Dr. Myster’s first academic position was at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) where he conducted tropical plant research in landslides and pastures, and also after banana, coffee and sugarcane cultivation. He served as a CO-PI for 12 years on their LTER grants. He left there for another position in Oklahoma where he conducted the research in the Cross Timbers ecotone reported here. He continues to receive support from UPR for work in Ecuador and Peru where he currently samples and maintains a LTER set and also investigates flooded forests in the Western Amazon. He teaches at Oklahoma State University-OKC. Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland explores how these ecotones have changed in the past, how they are changing today, and how they are likely to change in the future. The book includes chapters from around the world with a special focus on South American and Neotropical ecotones. About the Editor Randall W. Myster received his Ph.D from Rutgers University working with S. T. A. Pickett on post-agriculture succession in New Jersey, USA. Dr. Myster’s first academic position was at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) where he conducted tropical plant research in landslides and pastures, and also after banana, coffee and sugarcane cultivation. He served as a CO-PI for 12 years on their LTER grants. He left there for another position in Oklahoma where he conducted the research in the Cross Timbers ecotone reported here. He continues to receive support from UPR for work in Ecuador and Peru where he currently samples and maintains a LTER set and also investigates flooded forests in the Western Amazon. He teaches at Oklahoma State University-OKC. About the Editor Randall W. Myster received his Ph.D from Rutgers University working with S. T. A. Pickett on post-agriculture succession in New Jersey, USA. Dr. Myster’s first academic position was at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) where he conducted tropical plant research in landslides and pastures, and also after banana, coffee and sugarcane cultivation. He served as a CO-PI for 12 years on their LTER grants. He left there for another position in Oklahoma where he conducted the research in the Cross Timbers ecotone reported here. He continues to receive support from UPR for work in Ecuador and Peru where he currently samples and maintains a LTER set and also investigates flooded forests in the Western Amazon. He teaches at Oklahoma State University-OKC
Dewey number
574.526
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/httpidlocgovvocabularyrelatorsedt
3ntSqZZxL80
Language note
English
LC call number
QH540-549.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Myster, Randall W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Applied Ecology
  • Climatic changes
  • Terrestial Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Applied Ecology
  • Climate Change
Label
Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland, edited by Randall W. Myster, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1.Introduction -- Section I: Temperate forest-grassland ecotones: prairies, steppes, and pampas -- 2. Woodland-grassland ecotonal shifts in environmental mosaics: lessons learnt from the environmental history of the Carpathian Basin (Central Europe) during the Holocene and the last ice age based on investigation of paleobotanical and mollusk remains -- 3. Ecotones as complex arenas of disturbance, climate and human impacts: the trans-Andean forest-steppe ecotone of northern Patagonia -- 4. Woody-Herbaceous-Livestock Species Interaction -- 5. Woody plant invasions in Pampa grasslands ? a biogeographical and community assembly perspective -- Section II: Tropical forest-grassland ecotones: old fields, savannas, and llanos -- 6. Post-agricultural ecotones in Puerto Rico -- 7. South Brazilian forest-grassland ecotones: Dynamics affected by climate, disturbance and woody species traits -- 8.Long-term perspectives on Tropical forest-savanna dynamics in lowland Bolivia from the last ice age until the present -- 9.Using palaeoecological data to define main vegetation dynamics along the savanna-forest ecotone in Colombia: implications for accurate assessment of human impacts -- Section III: Boral and cloud forest-grassland ecotones: páramo and alpine grasslands -- 10. The dynamic history of the upper forest line ecotone in the northern Andes -- 11. Climatic drivers of tree growth and recent recruitment at the Pyrenean alpine tree line ecotone -- 12. The alpine treeline ecotone in the southernmost Swedish Scandes ? dynamism on different scales.-13.How climate and fire disturbances influence contrasted dynamics of Picea glauca ecotones at alpine tree lines in Atlantic and continental eastern North Ameria.-Conclusions, synthesis, and future directions
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (332 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613798657
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-3797-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000107777
  • (EBL)973274
  • (OCoLC)801364211
  • (SSID)ssj0000737151
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11460371
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000737151
  • (PQKBWorkID)10789673
  • (PQKB)11318160
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4614-3797-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC973274
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000107777
Label
Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland, edited by Randall W. Myster, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1.Introduction -- Section I: Temperate forest-grassland ecotones: prairies, steppes, and pampas -- 2. Woodland-grassland ecotonal shifts in environmental mosaics: lessons learnt from the environmental history of the Carpathian Basin (Central Europe) during the Holocene and the last ice age based on investigation of paleobotanical and mollusk remains -- 3. Ecotones as complex arenas of disturbance, climate and human impacts: the trans-Andean forest-steppe ecotone of northern Patagonia -- 4. Woody-Herbaceous-Livestock Species Interaction -- 5. Woody plant invasions in Pampa grasslands ? a biogeographical and community assembly perspective -- Section II: Tropical forest-grassland ecotones: old fields, savannas, and llanos -- 6. Post-agricultural ecotones in Puerto Rico -- 7. South Brazilian forest-grassland ecotones: Dynamics affected by climate, disturbance and woody species traits -- 8.Long-term perspectives on Tropical forest-savanna dynamics in lowland Bolivia from the last ice age until the present -- 9.Using palaeoecological data to define main vegetation dynamics along the savanna-forest ecotone in Colombia: implications for accurate assessment of human impacts -- Section III: Boral and cloud forest-grassland ecotones: páramo and alpine grasslands -- 10. The dynamic history of the upper forest line ecotone in the northern Andes -- 11. Climatic drivers of tree growth and recent recruitment at the Pyrenean alpine tree line ecotone -- 12. The alpine treeline ecotone in the southernmost Swedish Scandes ? dynamism on different scales.-13.How climate and fire disturbances influence contrasted dynamics of Picea glauca ecotones at alpine tree lines in Atlantic and continental eastern North Ameria.-Conclusions, synthesis, and future directions
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (332 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613798657
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-3797-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000107777
  • (EBL)973274
  • (OCoLC)801364211
  • (SSID)ssj0000737151
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11460371
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000737151
  • (PQKBWorkID)10789673
  • (PQKB)11318160
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4614-3797-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC973274
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000107777

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...