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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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of breed and stocking rate on vegetation dynamics and biodiversity in heath-gorse communities grazed by goats.

The objective of this work is to study the changes in plant and animal biodiversity of heathlands under goats' grazing in a Cantabrian range. Three treatments (in three replicates) were established: low (LC) and high stocking rate with Cashmere goats (HC), and high stocking rate with local goats...

Author(s)
Celaya, R.; Jáuregui, B. M.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
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 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 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

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