2012

Ecotones Between Forest and Grassland

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-3796-3 (Print) 978-1-4614-3797-0 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-13

    Introduction

  3. Temperate forest-grassland ecotones: prairies, steppes, and pampas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 17-57

      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

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 59-88

      Ecotones as Complex Arenas of Disturbance, Climate, and Human Impacts: The Trans-Andean Forest-Steppe Ecotone of Northern Patagonia

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 89-114

      Woody–Herbaceous–Livestock Species Interaction

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      Pages 115-144

      Woody Plant Invasions in Pampa Grasslands: A Biogeographical and Community Assembly Perspective

  4. Tropical forest-grassland ecotones: old fields, savannas, and llanos

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 147-166

      Post-agricultural Ecotones in Puerto Rico

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 167-187

      South Brazilian Forest-Grassland Ecotones: Dynamics Affected by Climate, Disturbance, and Woody Species Traits

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 189-207

      Long-Term Perspectives on Tropical Forest–Savanna Dynamics in Lowland Bolivia from the Last Ice Age Until Present

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 209-225

      Using Paleoecological Data to Define Main Vegetation Dynamics Along the Savanna–Forest Ecotone in Colombia: Implications for Accurate Assessment of Human Impacts

  5. Boral and cloud forest-grassland ecotones: páramo and alpine grasslands

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 229-246

      The Dynamic History of the Upper Forest Line Ecotone in the Northern Andes

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 247-269

      Climatic Drivers of Tree Growth and Recent Recruitment at the Pyrenean Alpine Tree Line Ecotone

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 271-298

      The Alpine Treeline Ecotone in the Southernmost Swedish Scandes: Dynamism on Different Scales

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 299-312

      How Climate and Fire Disturbances Influence Contrasted Dynamics of Picea glauca Ecotones at Alpine Tree Lines in Atlantic and Continental Eastern North America

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 313-320

      Conclusion, Synthesis, and Future Directions

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 321-327