Grasslands cover around 30% of the Earth's terrestrial surface and provide important ecosystem services. On the other hand, grasslands are among the most endangered ecosystems, threatened by land-use change, mainly through agricultural intensification or abandonment, and ongoing climatic changes, such as warming and drought. The principal aim of this book is to give an overview of current knowledge and future challenges for ecological studies on grasslands and to provide new perspectives for the management and conservation of grassland ecosystems.
Introduces readers to animals that live in a grassland and the concept of habitat. Simple text describes the common features and behaviors of grassland dwellers as well as offering many examples of creatures in this group.
Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight is a collection of contemporary poetry by award-winning poet Dante Di Stefano, whose work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, Obsidian, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Writer's Chronicle, and elsewhere.
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