Temperate Grasslands

Authored by: Karel Prach , Péter Török , Jonathan D. Bakker

Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138922129
eBook ISBN: 9781315685977
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315685977.ch10

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Abstract

Temperate grasslands are generally dominated by graminoid vegetation and have less than 10 per cent cover of trees and shrubs. These ecosystems occur around the world, provide important ecological functions, and often have high biodiversity. We review the types of temperate grasslands, consider why they have been lost or degraded and why they are being restored, summarize common restoration methods, and end with several examples of such restoration efforts.

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