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Cover for An assessment of the role of grazing in European habitats.

Policy responses are eventually needed to maintain traditional grazing or to ameliorate its impacts. The driving forces, pressures, states, impact and responses (DPSIR) framework is used to address the environmental implications of extensive grazing and how policy responses may be developed, using...

Author(s)
Bunce, R. G. H.; Pérez-Soba, M.; Elbersen, B. S.; Wingerden, W. K. R. E. van
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Declaration for silvopastoralism.

This paper presents the Agenda 21 which provides the Declaration of Silvopastoralism in line with the global action plan for areas of sustainable development. It includes the maintenance and development of forest and agricultural areas towards approaches on multipurpose land use, biodiversity...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; McAdam, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Summary - silvopastoral systems conclusions.

This paper provides a summary of the features and benefits of silvopastoralism as well as the key research issues that emerged from studies on silvopastoral systems, viz., inventory of silvopastoral resources and current research, component evaluation, ecological interaction, system management,...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; McAdam, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism and sustainable land management. Proceedings of an international congress on silvopastoralism and sustainable management held in Lugo, Spain, April 2004.

These proceedings contain 123 papers which are divided into 5 main sessions. The first session includes the characterization of silvopastoral systems in a global context while the second session deals with the effects of the management tools on the productivity and quality of silvopastoral systems. ...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; McAdam, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of grazing on fuel biomass in mountain pastures of the south-eastern Pyrenees.

There has been a large decline in the managed pastures of Mediterranean European countries. This has led to decreased biodiversity in the herbaceous layer, shrub encroachment and accumulation of fuel biomass (woody plants). This, in turn, has increased the risk of large forest fires. Consequently...

Author(s)
Zennaro, C. dal; Arenas, J. M.; Argenti, G.; Pardini, A.; Sebastia, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Establishment of a bovine/<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus</i> silvopastoral experiment in lowland Ireland.

A silvopastoral experiment was established at Teagasc in County Wexford, Ireland, in 2002 with oak (Quercus robur L.) in an alley design and bovines. The experiment includes some treatments with trees produced with an enhanced root system (RPM). The treatments are: (1) control pasture plots; (2)...

Author(s)
Short, I.; McAdam, J.; Culleton, N.; Douglas, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of different tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Panicum maximum</i> in the Chaqueño Mountains, Bolivia.

The effect of tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of Panicum maximum cv Gatton Panic during its establishment was studied in an experiment with a random block design and four replicates. The treatments consisted of 40%, 60% and 100% of natural communities, with a ...

Author(s)
Pozo, P. P. del; Rizzo, R.; Fernández, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spatial dependence and seasonal patterns of cattle activity.

Cattle activity or grazing sensu lato can be subdivided into three components: dung deposition, herbage removal (foraging or grazing sensu stricto) and trampling. All these actions modify vegetation. Our purpose was to observe the medium-scale distributions of dung-pat density, trampling effect and ...

Author(s)
Buttler, A.; Kohler, F.; Wagner, H.; Gillet, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of cutting and fertilization on pasture systems in the Cantabrian mountain range in León province (NW Spain).

The aim of this study was to investigate the structural changes in a community of heathland when subjected to experimental cutting and nitrogen fertilization. Random patches with significant proportions of Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix were selected in three areas (mountain passes) in the...

Author(s)
Calvo, L.; Fernández, A.; Marcos, E.; Valbuena, L.; Tárrega, R.; Luis, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Floristic stability of pastures in the Sierra Mágina nature reserve, Andalusia, Spain.

In this research project, a new faster and more efficient method of assessing the biodiversity and the conservation value of pastures was derived. The methodology proposed is based on the phytosociological method. Taking the Shannon-Weaver index as a starting point, a new phytocoenotic stability...

Author(s)
Cano-Ortiz, A.; García-Fuentes, A.; Torres, J. A.; Montilla, R.; Ruiz, L.; Salazar, C.; Cano, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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