Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Rangeland Ecology
and Management

Harold F. Heady
Emeritus, University of California-Berkeley
R. Dennis Child
U.S.D.A. Agricultural Research Service

Westview Press
BOULDER · SAN FRANCISCO · OXFORD

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Rangeland Ecology and Management
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xv
  • Part One - Grazing Ecology *
  • 1 - Rangeland Conservation 1
  • Literature Cited 11
  • 2 - Defoliation 13
  • Literature Cited 25
  • 3 - Physiological Effects of Defoliation 27
  • Literature Cited 36
  • 4 - Palatability, Preference, and Selective Defoliation 39
  • Literature Cited 53
  • 5 - Physical Effects of Grazing Animals 59
  • Literature Cited 69
  • 6 - Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling 72
  • Literature Cited 85
  • 7 - Redistribution of Minerals by Plants and Animals 88
  • Literature Cited 95
  • 8 - Distribution of Plants by Animals 97
  • Literature Cited 105
  • 9 - Fire as an Environmental Factor 107
  • Literature Cited 120
  • 10 - Rangeland Synecology 123
  • Literature Cited 149
  • Part Two - Grazing Management 153
  • 11 - Numbers of Animals 155
  • Literature Cited 166
  • 12 - Utilization of Forage 169
  • Literature Cited 184
  • 13 - Animal Distribution 188
  • Literature Cited 206
  • 14 - Mixed Species Grazing 209
  • Literature Cited 225
  • 15 - Mixed Species Management 227
  • Literature Cited 243
  • 16 - Seasonal Management 246
  • Literature Cited 256
  • 17 - Grazing Plans 258
  • Literature Cited 277
  • 18 - Responses to Seasonal Grazing Plans 280
  • Literature Cited 294
  • Part Three - Vegetation Management 299
  • 19 - Modification of Vegetation 301
  • Literature Cited 308
  • 20 - Mechanical Control of Rangeland Plants 310
  • Literature Cited 321
  • 21 - Chemical Control of Rangeland Plants 323
  • Literature Cited 332
  • 22 - Prescribed Fire in Rangeland Management 335
  • Literature Cited 359
  • 23 - Biological Control 363
  • Literature Cited 372
  • 24 - Seeding of Rangelands 374
  • Literature Cited 394
  • 25 - Rangeland Fertilization 396
  • Literature Cited 407
  • 26 - Soil and Water Conservation 411
  • Literature Cited 431
  • Part Four - Managing Rangeland Complexity 433
  • 27 - Reclamation of Damaged Rangeland 435
  • Literature Cited 449
  • 28 - Riparian Areas and Pollution: Best Management Practices 452
  • Literature Cited 463
  • 29 - Multiple-Use 466
  • Literature Cited 474
  • 30 - Planning for Rangeland Management 476
  • Literature Cited 483
  • 31 - Decision Support Systems 484
  • Literature Cited 491
  • Appendix One - Scientific and Common Names of Plants 493
  • Appendix Two - Common and Scientific Names of Animals 505
  • Index 511
  • About the Book and Authors 521
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