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Lamto : structure, functioning, and dynamics of a savanna ecosystem /
Luc Abbadie ... [et al.] editors.
imprint
New York : Springer , c2006.
description
xix, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0387948449
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imprint
New York : Springer , c2006.
isbn
0387948449
catalogue key
5898297
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the reviews: "This new volume is good news for savanna ecologists. It is a summary and integration of some four decades of ecological research in the savanna of Lamto in Ivory Coast, West Africa. ... a most interesting book that is of great value to savanna ecologists. ... This is a very valuable and interesting book which I certainly recommend to all savanna ecologists, and I congratulate the authors with their achievement." (Marinus J. A. Werger, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)
From the reviews:"This new volume is good news for savanna ecologists. It is a summary and integration of some four decades of ecological research in the savanna of Lamto in Ivory Coast, West Africa. … a most interesting book that is of great value to savanna ecologists. … This is a very valuable and interesting book which I certainly recommend to all savanna ecologists, and I congratulate the authors with their achievement." (Marinus J. A. Werger, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)
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Known as "a dream place for scientists," the Lamto savannas, located on the edge of the Cote d'Ivoire rain forests, are one of the only savannas in the world where ongoing ecological research has endured for more than forty years. Drawing from and synthesizing this abundance of research, the book examines the structure, functioning, and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna. Beginning with the history of the Lamto ecology station and an overview of the major environmental conditions of the site, this exacting work specifically examines the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the savanna's vegetation.
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This book examines the structure, function and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna on the Cote d'Ivoire, beginning with the history of the Lamto ecology station and proceeding to an overview of the major environmental conditions of the site.
Main Description
Known as "a dream place for scientists" the Lamto savannas, located on the edge of the Cote d'Ivoire rain forests, are some of the only savannas in the world where ongoing ecological research has endured for over forty years. Drawing from and synthesizing this abundance of research, the book examines the structure, function, and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna. Beginning with the history of the Lamto ecology station, proceeding on to an overview of the major enivronmental conditions of the site, and specifically examining the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the region's vegetation, this exacting work is as unique and treasured as Lamto itself.
Main Description
Synthesizing 40 years of ongoing ecological research, this book examines the structure, function, and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna. From the history of the Lamto ecology station, to an overview of enivronmental conditions of the site, and examining the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the region's vegetation, this exacting work is as unique and treasured as Lamto itself.
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Known as "a dream place for scientists" the Lamto savannas, located just on the edge of the Cote d'Ivoire rain forests, are one of the only savannas in the world where ongoing ecological research has endured for over forty years. Drawing from and synthesizing this abundance of research, the book examines the structure, function, and dynamics of the Lamto humid savanna. Beginning with the history of the Lamto ecology station, proceeding on to an overview of the major enivronmental conditions of the site, and specifically examining the integrative view of energy and nutrient fluxes relative to the dynamics of the region's vegetation, this long and exacting work is as unique and treasured as Lamto itself.
Table of Contents
History of the Lamto ecology station and ecological studies at Lamtop. 1
Geology, landform, and soilsp. 15
Climatep. 25
Environmental constraints of living organismsp. 45
Vegetationp. 63
Soil-plant-atmosphere exchangesp. 77
Biomass cycle and primary productionp. 115
Tree/grass interactionsp. 139
Modeling the relationships between vegetation structure and functioning, and modeling Savanna functioning from plot to regionp. 163
Modification of the Savanna functioning by herbivoresp. 185
Origin, distribution, and composition of soil organic matterp. 201
Soil carbon and organic matter dynamicsp. 219
Perturbations of soil carbon dynamics by soil faunap. 235
Nitrogen inputs to the outputs from the soil-plant systemp. 255
Nitrogen dynamics in the soil-plant systemp. 277
Role of soil fauna in nitrogen cyclingp. 299
Spatial pattern, dynamics, and reproductive biology of the grass communityp. 315
Structure, long-term dynamics, and demography of the tree communityp. 335
Modeling tree and grass dynamics : from demographic to spatially explicit modelsp. 365
A synthetic overview of Lamto Savanna ecology : importance of structure-functioning-dynamics relationshipsp. 381
Perspectives : from the Lamto experience to critical issues of Savanna ecology researchp. 393
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