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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 Vegetation dynamics of burned heath-gorse communities grazed by sheep or goats.

Vegetation dynamics in previously burned shrublands dominated by gorse (Ulex gallii) under sheep (Gallega breed) or goat (Cashmere or local breed) grazing were studied. Four plots, two each, were grazed either with goats or sheep. After two grazing seasons, the plots were halved and the treatments...

Author(s)
Jáuregui, B. M.; Celaya, R.; García, U.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilization of gorse and heather communities by cattle in mountain grazing.

Mountain pastures are made up of a mosaic of different vegetation communities, including shrubby ones. In this study the utilization of two management units of Gorbeia Natural Park (Basque Country) by cows was studied. Five different vegetation communities were considered in the study: open...

Author(s)
Mandaluniz, N.; Oregui, L. M.; Aldezabal, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for European types of silvopastoral systems in the Mediterranean area: dehesa.

The ecosystem dehesa, which exceeds 3.5 million hectares in the South-West of the Iberian peninsula, is a peculiar silvopastoral system and generally well preserved. It is greatly extensive and has a high environmental value due to the low impact of human activity on the Mediterranean forest. The...

Author(s)
Olea, L.; López-Bellido, R. J.; Poblaciones, M. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transition of an abandoned Dutch agrosilvopastoral landscape to 'new wilderness' by extensive grazing with free-ranging cattle and horses.

The Veluwezoom National Park, a former agrosilvopastoral landscape covering 4900 ha (central part of The Netherlands), was designated in 1930 as a national park after most agricultural activities had been stopped due to changed agroeconomic conditions. The area comprised a mosaic of dry...

Author(s)
Kuiters, A. T.
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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