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Cover for An evaluation of the effects of forest conservation on reservoir capacity: a case study in the "Cuerda del Pozo" reservoir (Soria).

The effective life of reservoirs is threatened by erosion and sedimentation in their catchments. When those catchments are covered by forests, erosion and sedimentation are significantly lower. An economic assessment of the maintenance of reservoir capacity due to forest conservation in the basin...

Author(s)
García Díaz, R.; García Robredo, F.; Medrano Ceña, P. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Non-wood products in Russia.

Russia has the largest global forest reserve. These can be used not only for wood production but also for medicinal and food plants, gum, other chemicals from trees, hay making, mushrooms and bee-keeping. The economic exploitation of these resources helps increase the efficiency and profitability...

Author(s)
Griazkin, A. V.; Smelkova, T. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transhumance and silvopastoral dependence in the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area - a landscape-level assessment.

The implications for conservation of transhumance in a mountainous landscape in the north-west Himalayas with 35 000-38 000 livestock under silvopasture was studied. A hierarchical approach to understanding the physical, biological and sociocultural environments was used. Assessments of plant...

Author(s)
Mathur, P. K.; Mehra, B. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Structure characterization of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus pyrenaica</i> Willd. open woodlands in the Spanish Central Mountain: implications for silvopastoral management.

This chapter presents a preliminary characterization of Quercus pyrenaica Willd. open woodlands in Madrid province. From data from the second and third National Forest Inventory we compare main stand variables (N, Dg, Hm, Ho, G, V and Hart-Becking index) at the two inventories for open woodlands...

Author(s)
Roig, S.; Río, M.; Cañellas, I.; Bravo, A.; Montero, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integration of horses to orange tree plantations.

The trial was carried out with the objective of quantifying the effect of horse rearing in orange tree plantations on fruit production and the soil, as well as determining the productive performance of the horses integrated to this system regarding their meat production potential. For this purpose...

Author(s)
Simón, L.; Sánchez, M. D.; Hernández, M.; Sánchez, S.; Mendoza, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Facilitation of tree regeneration in pasture woodlands.

Tree rejuvenation was examined in pasture woodlands in the Swiss Jura Mountains and the distribution of tree saplings hypothesized to be spatially associated with nursing structures or plant species. A correlative study was conducted in two sites on two spatial scales to test this hypothesis. In...

Author(s)
Smit, C.; Béguin, D.; Buttler, A.; Müller-Schärer, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of sheep grazing on coffee quality.

The effect of sheep grazing on the quality of fruit, bean and liquor of coffee was evaluated in order to provide scientific information as to whether or not grazing could be recommended to sustain diversification in coffee plantations. Samples of mature fruit were taken from plantations which had...

Author(s)
Torres, J. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems in Latin America and their contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity.

Since the 1950s, more than half the natural forests of Latin America and the Caribbean have been replaced by pastureland, which can only be maintained by a system which implies the use of important quantities of agricultural consumables in order to main productivity. The majority of this...

Author(s)
Hernández, I.; Sánchez, M. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems to prevent soil losses in sustainable livestock systems.

The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) was incorporated into a geographical information system (GIS) and used to determine soil losses in a specific livestock region of 7646 ha in Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba. One hundred and twelve management units were defined according to their use and soils...

Author(s)
Acosta, Z. G.; Reyes, G.; Montejo, J. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic, social and cultural benefits of silvopastoral systems in Nigeria.

Three out of the five agricultural zones in Nigeria are prominent and have a comparative advantage for livestock production. A major constraint is the availability of feeds due to the serious weather fluctuations. The introduction of silvopastoral systems in the National Fadama Development...

Author(s)
Oladele, I. O.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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