Grasses of East Africa

Grasses of East Africa comprises Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Martins, Dino
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Title: Grasses of East Africa
Author: Dino Martins
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2022
ISBN 9781775845485 / ISBN 978-1-77-584548-5
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 232 pages, throughout colour photos

About: Grasses of East Africa

Grasses of East Africa presents an introduction to the ecology and natural history of East Africa's grasses. It seeks to shine a light on the beauty, diversity and importance of these unassuming plants, and to help specialists and ordinary folk alike to notice and appreciate their value. For the purposes of this book, East Africa comprises Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Grasses of East Africa includes clearly laid out and easy-to-use species descriptions, beautiful line and watercolour illustrations with labels highlighting notable features, full-colour photographs, as well as a concise introduction covering the economic significance of grasses, their ecology, habitats and conservation. The detailed species descriptions are accompanied by beautiful watercolour illustrations and full-colour photographs. Dino J. Martins is a Kenyan entomologist and evolutionary biologist with a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University. He is a widely known and published scientist in the region and has authored several natural history guide books. As a naturalist, he is committed to helping people connect with and understand nature. His research interests focus on the interactions between insects, plants and fungi, and more broadly on the evolution and conservation of biodiversity.

Content: Grasses of East Africa

Economic significance of grasses
Structure of a grass plant
Ecology of grasses
Grasses and grazers
Grasses and arthropods
Grasses and fungi
Grassland conservation and management
Habitats of East Africa
How to use this book
Tips for studying grasses
Glossary of terms
Index to scientific names
Index to English common names