Toward an old‐growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands

@article{Veldman2015TowardAO,
  title={Toward an old‐growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands},
  author={J. Veldman and E. Buisson and G. Durigan and G. Fernandes and S. Stradic and G. Mahy and D. Negreiros and G. Overbeck and R. Veldman and N. Zaloumis and F. Putz and W. Bond},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={154-162}
}
We expand the concept of “old growth” to encompass the distinct ecologies and conservation values of the world's ancient grass-dominated biomes. Biologically rich grasslands, savannas, and open-canopy woodlands suffer from an image problem among scientists, policy makers, land managers, and the general public, that fosters alarming rates of ecosystem destruction and degradation. These biomes have for too long been misrepresented as the result of deforestation followed by arrested succession. We… Expand

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