Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation

  • Bernd Redecker
  • Werner Härdtle
  • Peter Finck
  • Uwe Riecken
  • Eckhard Schröder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Introduction

  3. Grazing as a phenomenon in Europe

    1. Louis-Marie Delescaille
      Pages 39-52
    2. Pietro Brandmayr, Toni Mingozzi, Stefano Scalercio, Nicodemo Passalacqua, Francesco Rotondaro, Roberto Pizzolotto
      Pages 53-66
    3. Matías Mayor López
      Pages 67-86
    4. Alexander Didebulidze, Harald Plachter
      Pages 87-105
  4. Grazing as a Nature Conservation strategy

    1. Werner Härdtle, Ulrich Mierwald, Thomas Behrends, Inge Eischeid, Annick Garniel, Heiko Grell et al.
      Pages 147-160
    2. Patrick Meire, Erika Van den Bergh, Tom Ysebaert, David Nijssen
      Pages 173-185
    3. Martine Lejeune, Herman Limpens, Jan van der Veen
      Pages 187-196
    4. Burkhard Beinlich, Peter Poschlod
      Pages 219-226
    5. Joachim Schrautzer, Kai Jensen, Bettina Holsten, Ullrich Irmler, Jan Kieckbusch, Uwe Leiner et al.
      Pages 227-237
    6. Angelika Schwabe, Dominique Remy, Thorsten Assmann, Anselm Kratochwil, Albrecht Mährlein, Michael Nobis et al.
      Pages 239-252
    7. Fransisco Javier Silva-Pando, Maria José Rozados Lorenzo, María Pilar González Hernández
      Pages 271-283
    8. Herman Limpens, Martine Lejeune, Jan van der Veen
      Pages 313-328
  5. Grazing and habitat dynamics - results of scientific research

    1. Peter Poschlod, Martin Schneider-Jacoby, Heiko Köstermeyer, Benjamin Tobias Hill, Burkhard Beinlich
      Pages 367-378
    2. Dagmar Scholle, Christine Hofmann, Giselher Kaule, Dirk Lederbogen, Gerd Rosenthal, Ulrich Thumm et al.
      Pages 387-398
    3. Michael Kleyer, Robert Biedermann, Klaus Henle, Hans-Joachim Poethke, Peter Poschlod, Josef Settele
      Pages 399-412
    4. Wolfgang Völkl, Andreas von Heßberg, Daniela Mader, Jürgen Metzner, Pedro Gerstberger, Klaus H. Hoffmann et al.
      Pages 413-421
  6. Outlook

    1. Uwe Riecken, Peter Finck, Eckhard Schröder
      Pages 423-435

About this book


Numerous European landscapes and habitats - both natural and cultural - developed and persisted through the activities of large herbivores. In many cases these landscapes were characterized originally by a high level of biodiversity and are therefore of extraordinary importance from a nature conservation perspective. However, due to the ongoing intensification and industrialization of agricultural land use during the past decades, species and habitats - especially those of open and semi-open areas - have become increasingly endangered. Furthermore, the remaining more extensively used sites are at risk of abandonment. In several European countries the establishment and preservation of "pasture landscapes" with a mixed character of open grassland, shrubs and forests has been recognized as a suitable strategy, offering solutions for both nature conservation and traditional farming systems. In response to the need to exchange ideas and experiences on a European level, the University of Lüneburg and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation organized the 1st International Workshop on Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation in March 2001. The resulting proceedings provide an overview of the importance of existing pastoral systems, nature conservation policies and strategies and present the results of scientific research and practical experience with large-scale grazing systems.


The commons Wood pasture biodiversity development ecosystem ecotoxicology geography grazing management landscape ecology pasture farming

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Redecker
    • 1
  • Werner Härdtle
    • 1
  • Peter Finck
    • 2
  • Uwe Riecken
    • 2
  • Eckhard Schröder
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and Environmental ChemistryUniversity of LüneburgGermany
  2. 2.German Federal Agency for Nature ConservationBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62747-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55953-2
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