3. Grasslands

  1. Stephen Burchett and
  2. Sarah Burchett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch3

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

How to Cite

Burchett, S. and Burchett, S. (2010) Grasslands, in Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699355

Online ISBN: 9780470670095



  • grasslands, covering geographical areas - from Eurasian steppes to African savannas, and North American prairies to South American pampas;
  • cultivated grassland - domestic stock grazing;
  • native grasslands - grasslands of the United States and grasslands of the British Isles;
  • grassland ecosystems - around the world;
  • grazing, positive force on the move - increasing biodiversity on farmland;
  • grass seed mixes;
  • breed genetics, The White Park - a genetically distinct breed, free from deleterious genes found in other British breeds;
  • American continental landscape - by diverse grassland habitats, Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate), across parts of western United States;
  • switchgrass, two categories - the lowland types and the upland types;
  • grasslands, loosely divided - into tropical and temperate grasslands


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cultivated grasslands for grazing domestic stock

  • Breed selection

  • Making more of native grasslands

  • Grassland ecosystems around the world

  • Temperate grasslands

  • References