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Cover for Effects of grazing on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus faginea</i> Lam. forests in Navarra (Spain).

We report the effect of grazing in four dense forests of Quercus faginea Lam. in central Navarra. Tree density was 2550 trees/ha and canopy cover was 93%. Grazing significantly increased soil denudation. The cover of Helictrotrichon cantabricum decreased significantly although other grasses such as ...

Author(s)
Ferrer, V.; Ferrer, C.; Broca, A.; Maestro, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Traditional and improved silvopastoral systems and their importance in sustainability of livestock farms.

Conversion of primary forest to pasture is widespread in Central and Latin America and the progressive removal of trees has resulted in environmental degradation and a decline in productivity, simultaneously threatening rural livelihoods and regional biodiversity. This chapter presents data on the...

Author(s)
Ibrahim, M.; Villanueva, C.; Mora, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems in North-West Europe.

Silvopastoral practices in which trees are grown in grazed pasture in cool temperate regions of Western Europe are reviewed. In many areas there are concerns over problems with grassland intensification and fragmentation of woodland habitats. Objectives for silvopastoral systems are: reduction in...

Author(s)
McAdam, J. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mediterranean European silvopastoral systems.

Differences between Mediterranean European and other silvopastoral systems are described regarding both their human and natural environments. The long history of human utilization of the Mediterranean European environment has resulted in a close relationship between biodiversity, nature...

Author(s)
San Miguel-Ayanz, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved fallows with forage trees for a slash and burn maize system in the Yucatán Peninsula.

With the aim of improving soil productivity a shift in secondary natural vegetation was induced with cropped plants in a collaborative project utilizing improved fallows for maize production under a slash and burn system. A survey of 150 families, two experimentation peasant groups and three formal ...

Author(s)
Ayala, S. A.; Uribe, V. G.; Basulto, G. J. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism with native tree species in Uruguay.

Most farmers in Uruguay do not appreciate the benefits offered by native tree species and do not consider trees, pastures and livestock as a system. Since forests are renewable natural resources, sustainable use may be attained by the application of principles that ensure the perpetuation of...

Author(s)
Gallo, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Classification principles and use of grazed forest stands in the Ukraine.

The classification of grazed forest stands is based on their role, designation and application. Pastures protected by forest stands are classified into: permanent pastures (pasture-protecting forest belts, pasture-improving feed stands, silvopasture, farm protective stands, green belts); temporary...

Author(s)
Gladun, G. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Goat production system in mountain zones: the case of Peneda's Mountain.

Animal production plays a major social and economic role in Peneda's Mountain (NW of Portugal). In recent decades, population decrease has reached a peak but still continues, leading to a dismantling of social organization and fundamental changes in land management. The aim of this chapter is,...

Author(s)
Pacheco, L. F.; Pires, J.; Iglesias, A.; Cantalapiedra, J.; Barreto, D.; Araújo, J. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism in Evritania, central Greece.

Evritania is a mountainous prefecture in central Greece with 54% of its area at altitudes over 1000 m. The total area of Evritania is 186 940 ha, 9060 of which are agricultural land, 82 220 ha forests and 76 000 ha rangelands. Generally, Evritania is a livestock husbandry prefecture due to the...

Author(s)
Pantera, A.; Papadopoulos, A. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Types of land use in the montado (dehesa) production system.

This study was based on data obtained from the General Census of Agriculture (RGA, 1999) regarding 932 farms from the Alentejo region (Portugal). Farms were classified by percentage of "montado" according to the land used for agricultural purposes (LUAP) ("montado" classes (MC): MCa 0-33%; MCb...

Author(s)
Pereira, M. S.; Quintas, A.; Coelho, I. S.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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