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Cover for Light availability for understorey pasture in holm-oak dehesas.

The percentage of radiation transmitted through the tree layer to the understorey pasture in dehesas of west-central Spain has been modelled. To achieve that, different allometric relationships between tree ages and stem diameter (DBH), and between stem diameter and canopy size (tree height, canopy ...

Author(s)
Montero, M. J.; Moreno, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological diversity in communities of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Erica ciliaris</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Erica tetralix</i>: analysis of their spatial and temporal variation.

The shrubland communities of Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix, as in other types of West European shrublands, are so linked to human activity that the abandonment of their traditional uses in recent times has altered their areas. These communities form part of the typical mountain mosaic landscape ...

Author(s)
Muñoz, A.; Pesqueira, X. M.; Álvarez, R.; Reyes, O.; Casal, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rangeland health assessment in silvopastoral systems of northern Greece.

Silvopastoral areas in Greece dominated by deciduous oaks are mainly utilized by domestic animals but irrational grazing results in their degradation. The aim of this study was to identify which are the most important indicators for assessing rangeland health. In Lagadas county, northern Greece, 17 ...

Author(s)
Pantazopoulos, C. I.; Vrahnakis, M. S.; Chouvardas, D.; Papadimitriou, M.; Papanastasis, V. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extensive livestock systems as tools for environmental management: impact of grazing on the vegetation of a protected mountain area.

The study was conducted in the 'Sierra de Guara' Natural Park (80 739 ha, Huesca, Spain), a protected area dominated by shrub and forest pastures. The effect of livestock grazing on herbaceous and shrub vegetation was determined in six locations representative of pasture types in the park....

Author(s)
Riedel, J. L.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Blanco, M.; Revilla, R.; Bernués, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Changes in biodiversity after abandonment in dehesa systems in the province of León.

The aim of this work was to determine the changes of diversity of plant community in relation to silvopastoral use. For this purpose seven zones with a different livestock pressure were compared, the cover of all understorey species was estimated and the diversity per quadrat (alpha diversity), the ...

Author(s)
Tárrega, R.; Calvo, L.; Diez, C.; Luis, E.; Valbuena, L.; Marcos, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral management in temperate and Mediterranean areas. Stakes, practices and socio-economic constraints.

The low productivity of many temperate and Mediterranean forests led forest managers to imagine original management plans based on multiple use and diversified practices aiming at summoning up others resources than timber. Among these, the most commonly promoted activities are grazing, professional ...

Author(s)
Etienne, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural aspects of silvopastoral systems.

Silvopastoral systems are multipurpose systems, integrating forest and forage production, meeting a wide variety of ecological and socio-economic conditions all over the world from time immemorial and have been a potential source of fuel, food, medicines and other materials. Attention tended to...

Author(s)
Ispikoudis, I.; Sioliou, K. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agroforestry accounting systems: theoretical aspects.

The integration of environmental accounting with a unique social accounting system is arousing growing interest in research circles. There is emerging demand, too, from government, due to European Union (EU) regulations on management of natural resources and damage to the environment. The EU still...

Author(s)
Campos-Palacín, P.; Ovando-Pol, P.; Rodríguez-Luengo, Y.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparative analysis of the EAA/EAF and AAS agroforestry accounting systems: application to a dehesa estate.

This chapter applies the satellite system 'Manual on Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry - EAA/EAF 97' of the 'European System of Accounts' (ESA) and the 'Agroforestry Accounts System' (AAS) to a dehesa estate. Both accounting approaches are applied in order to measure total social...

Author(s)
Rodríguez-Luengo, Y.; Campos-Palacín, P.; Ovando-Pol, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agropastoral systems in Cholistan.

Cholistan is an extension of the Great Indian Desert and covers an area of 26 330 km2. It lies within the south-east quadrant of Punjab province between 27°42′ and 29°45′north latitude and 69°52′ and 73°05′east longitude. The Cholistan desert has extreme summer temperatures (50°C plus) and...

Author(s)
Farooq, A.; Gulzar, F.; Safdar, S. A.; Sameera, F.; Zulfiqar, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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