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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 Cover crops effects on plant and insect biodiversity in Western Australian vineyards.

The clearing of large Eucalyptus forests in Mediterranean Australia caused negative effects on hydrological balance. The reintroduction of trees and shrubs and the use of perennial herbaceous species in association with woody plants are considered necessary to limit further damages to natural and...

Author(s)
Dinatale, A.; Pardini, A.; Argenti, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems for rural development on a global perspective.

Rural areas of developing countries are home to about 2.8 billion people that get food, energy, medicines and other products from forestry, agriculture and animal rearing. The monthly share of one of these inhabitants is very little on a world scale; the search for wealth by such a large number of...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effect of duck grazing on cocoa yields in São Tomé island.

A decline in quality and productivity has reduced the value of cocoa for trade on the island of São Tomé. However, both seed and fruit of cocoa remain an important food for local people. Plantations used for subsistence are poorly managed, resulting in poor yields, weed diffusion, reduction of soil ...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparison of terrestrial and aerial oversowing of ski lanes grazed by sheep in the northern Apennines (central Italy).

Ski lane oversowing is used to reduce soil erosion and to maintain soft snow cover during the skiing season. Sown swards are colonized by native species and, in some cases, persistency of introduced mixtures is limited to a few years; however, sowing has a very positive influence on soil erosion,...

Author(s)
Longhi, F.; Pardini, A.; Ghiselli, L.; Tallarico, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horse grazing on a mixture of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trifolium brachycalycinum</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cynodon dactylon</i> in firebreaks of Tuscan Maremma (central Italy).

Firebreaks are necessary to prevent and fight forest fires. Unfortunately bare soil increases soil erosion and the eventual presence of a native sward can even increase the risk of fire. A sown mixture of Trifolium subterraneum brachycalycinum+Cynodon dactylon has been shown to have very useful...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.; Natali, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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