Range Management Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 0130474754
ISBN-13: 9780130474759
Edition: 5th 2004
List price: $137.40
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Description: For introductory Range Management courses. This introduction to the science of range management couples the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. It combines fundamental topics, such as range plant physiology, range  More...

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List price: $137.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

For introductory Range Management courses. This introduction to the science of range management couples the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. It combines fundamental topics, such as range plant physiology, range plant ecology, stocking-rate considerations, and grazing system selection, with the most recent research.

Foreword
Preface
Conversion from a Metric Unit to the English Equivalent
Rangeland and Man
Rangeland Defined
Range Management Defined
Relationship of Range Management to Other Disciplines
The Importance of Rangelands to Humans
Desertification
Changes in the Amount of Rangeland
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Management History
The Origin of Range Science
Chrological History of Livestock Grazing
Government Land Policies
Development of Range Management in Other Countries
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Rangeland Physical Characteristics
Precipitation
Wind
Temperature
Frost-free Period
Humidity
Climate Types
Topography
Soils
Influence of Rangeland Physical Characteristics upon Range Animals
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Description of Rangeland Types
Types of Rangeland
Rangelands of the United States
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Plant Physiology
Basic Concepts
Carbohydrate Reserves
Water Relations
Plant Morphology
Reproduction
Resistance to Grazing
Grazing Optimization Theories
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Ecology
Ecology Defined
Rangeland Ecosystem Components and Functions
Importance of Rangeland Ecosystem Services
Succession and Climax
Drought
Competition
Plant Succession and Range Management: A Conclusion
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Inventory and Monitoring
Vegetational Mapping
Determination of Vegetational Attributes
Grazing Surveys
Determining Grazing Intensity
Range Condition
Determining Trend
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Considerations Concerning Stocking Rate
Importance of Correct Stocking Rate
Influence of Stocking Rate on Forage Production
Flexible Versus Fixed Stocking Rates
Grazing Intensity Considerations
Adjustment for Distance from Water
Adjustment for Slope
Forage Demand by Grazing Animals
Calculation of Stocking Rate
Key-Plant and Key-Area Principles
Forage Allocation to More than One Animal Species
Conclusion
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Selection of Grazing Methods
Definition of Grazing System Terms
Considerations in Grazing System Selection
Grazing Systems for Riparian Zones
Grazing Systems for Developing Countries
Economic Advantages of Specialized Grazing Systems
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Methods of Improving Livestock Distribution
Factors Causing Poor Distribution
Better Livestock Distribution Methods
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Animal Nutrition
Nutritional Components of Grazing Animal Foods
Methods for Determining the Nutritional Value of Grazing Animal Diets
Diet and Nutritional Quality of Livestock on Different Ranges
Forage Intake of Grazing Animals
Comparative Nutritive Value of Plant Parts
Seasonal Effects on Forage Nutritional Quality
Comparative Nutritive Value of Range Forages
Comparative Nutrition of Grazing Animals
How Grazing Animals Cope with Periods of Low Forage Quality
Energy Expenditure by Grazing Animals
Supplementing Range Livestock
Range Livestock Nutritional Guidelines
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Management for Multiple Use
Herbage Residue and Multiple-Use Concepts
Rangeland Hydrology
Grazing Impacts on Watersheds
Manipulation of Water Yield
Timber Production and Grazing
Management Systems for Trees, Livestock, and Wildlife
Recreational Use of Rangelands
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Livestock Production
Economics of Range Livestock Production
Management of Reproductive Efficiency
Animal Selection
Common-Use Grazing
Livestock Management During Drought
Poisonous Plant Problems
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Wildlife Management
Trends in Rangeland Wildlife Populations
Basic Concepts Concerning Wildlife Habitat
Grazing Effects on Rangeland Wildlife
Grazing Methods for Wildlife Enhancement
Provision of Forage to Big Game
Impacts of Brush Control on Wildlife
Game Ranching
Wild Horses and Burros
Small Mammals
Insects
Predators
Threatened and Endangered Wildlife
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Manipulation of Range Vegetation
Rangeland Problems in the Western United States
Control of Unwanted Plants
Economic Considerations
Considerations in Seeding
Fertilization
Forage Conservation
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Range Management in Developing Countries
Challenges to African Pastoralism
Problems Relating to Livestock Numbers
Land Tenure and Communal Grazing
Problems Relating to Dry-Season Grazing
Drought
Development of Livestock Water
Range Burning
Range Problems in Latin America
Agricultural Versus Industrial Development
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Planning, Technology, and the Future
Range Management Planning
Technology and Computers
System Analysis
Virtual Reality
Economic Analysis
Computers and the Future
Range Management Principles
Literature Cited
Index

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