14. Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands

  1. Jelte van Andel4 and
  2. James Aronson5
  1. Jan P. Bakker4,
  2. Rudy Van Diggelen1,
  3. Renée M. Bekker2 and
  4. Rob H. Marrs3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch14

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Bakker, J. P., Van Diggelen, R., Bekker, R. M. and Marrs, R. H. (2012) Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 5

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Antwerp, Ecosystems Management Group, Department of Biology, Universiteitsplein 1-C, B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium

  2. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands; and National Authority for Data concerning Nature, Catharijnesingel 64, 3502 JA Utrecht, the Netherlands

  3. 3

    University of Liverpool, School of Environmental Sciences, Nicholson Building, Liverpool L69 3GP, United Kingdom

  4. 4

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • dry grassland and heathland restoration;
  • plant, animal communities on mesotrophic/oligotrophic soils;
  • Natura 2000 and EUNIS 2006;
  • EUNIS habitat types E1 Dry grasslands;
  • dry grasslands and heathlands, as infiltration areas;
  • grazing system with common grazing rights;
  • grassland threats, ‘reclamation’ and abandonment;
  • restoration after intensification, or abandonment;
  • topsoil removal, differing between restoration context;
  • restoration efforts, in developing complete communities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Characteristics of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands

  • Threats

  • Constraints For Restoration

  • Restoration after Intensification or Abandonment

  • Perspectives