Recreation Ecology

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Oktober 1997



This text brings together disparate bodies of ecological knowledge pertinent to countryside areas used for recreation. The book summarizes our understanding of recreation as an ecological factor and outlines the problems needing further research.


Introduction. Mechanical forces exerted by various recreation
activities and the concept of protection. Major changes in vegetation
as a result of wear. Changes in communities and plant species as a
result of wear. Changes in communities and plant species as a result
of wear. Plant populations and mechanical wear. Mechanical wear and
plant form and function. The physiological reactions of plants to
damage. Plant strategies (resistance, survival and recovery) and
regeneration of communities. Introduction to soils. Litter and
organic material. Soil bulk density, porosity and penetrability. Soil
water, air temperature and nutrients. The living soil. Plant roots,
soils and growth. Soil erosion. Soil deposition and recovery. A
classification of disturbance to animals. Invertebrates. Reptiles.
Birds. Bears. Deer. Sheep, goats, and chamois, with a note on
gazelles. Small mammals. Large mammals. The impacts of water-based
recreation. Fish. Aquatic mammals. Conclusion.

EAN: 9780412266300
ISBN: 041226630X
Untertitel: The Ecological Impact of Outdoor Recreation. 1997. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1997
Seitenanzahl: 672 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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