The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing II

  • Iain J. Gordon
  • Herbert H. T. Prins

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 239)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Iain J. Gordon, Herbert H. T. Prins
    Pages 1-4
  3. Daryl Codron, Reinhold R. Hofmann, Marcus Clauss
    Pages 81-125
  4. Jan A. Venter, Mika M. Vermeulen, Christopher F. Brooke
    Pages 127-153
  5. Charudutt Mishra, Munib Khanyari, Herbert H. T. Prins, Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi
    Pages 181-196
  6. Judith Sitters, Walter S. Andriuzzi
    Pages 215-236
  7. Frank van Langevelde, Claudius A. D. M. van de Vijver, Herbert H. T. Prins, Thomas A. Groen
    Pages 237-257
  8. Krisztián Katona, Corli Coetsee
    Pages 277-300
  9. Richard W. S. Fynn, David J. Augustine, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf
    Pages 321-338
  10. Iain J. Gordon, Herbert H. T. Prins, Jordan Mallon, Laura D. Puk, Everton B. P. Miranda, Carolina Starling-Manne et al.
    Pages 339-404
  11. Iain J. Gordon, Herbert H. T. Prins
    Pages 405-445
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 447-451

About this book


Domestic and wild large mammalian herbivores occur on every continent except Antarctica. Through their browsing and grazing, they affect the structure and distribution not only of vegetation, but also of associated fauna. Consequently, the interactions between management practices and herbivore populations influence the biodiversity, structure and dynamics of ecosystems across vast expanses around the globe: signs of human activity that will be detectable for epochs to come.

As a follow-up work to The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing, published in 2008, this new volume presents cutting-edge research on the behaviour, distribution, movement, and direct and indirect impacts of domestic and wild herbivores on terrestrial ecosystems. The respective chapters highlight strategic and applied research on cross-cutting issues in palaeontology and ecology, and provide concrete recommendations on the management of large herbivores to integrate production and conservation in terrestrial systems. Given its scope, the book will appeal to students, researchers and anyone interested in understanding these fascinating wild animals and how they shape the natural world.


Domestic herbivores Wild herbivores Ecosystem management Ecosystem conservation Ungulates Nutritional ecology Feeding ecology Grazing

Editors and affiliations

  • Iain J. Gordon
    • 1
  • Herbert H. T. Prins
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Tropical Environment & SocietiesJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Animal Sciences GroupWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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