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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 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 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 Management and ecological implications of silvopastoral systems in the Alps.

In the Alps, 15% of the mountain forests are grazed, mainly by cattle browsing young trees, thus reducing the protection function of the forests against natural hazards. In this study, the condition of young trees on subalpine wood-pastures was assessed, the selection of herbaceous species was...

Author(s)
Mayer, A. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Light availability for understorey pasture in holm-oak dehesas.

The percentage of radiation transmitted through the tree layer to the understorey pasture in dehesas of west-central Spain has been modelled. To achieve that, different allometric relationships between tree ages and stem diameter (DBH), and between stem diameter and canopy size (tree height, canopy ...

Author(s)
Montero, M. J.; Moreno, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pasture establishment for extensive systems.

It is important to determine the effect of tree cover (shade) on pasture establishment and productivity in silvopastoral systems. An experiment was carried out in Galicia to evaluate the effect of spring and autumn sowing and shading (0 and 50% reduction of incident radiation) on pasture production ...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rodríguez-Barreira, S.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Extensive livestock systems as tools for environmental management: impact of grazing on the vegetation of a protected mountain area.

The study was conducted in the 'Sierra de Guara' Natural Park (80 739 ha, Huesca, Spain), a protected area dominated by shrub and forest pastures. The effect of livestock grazing on herbaceous and shrub vegetation was determined in six locations representative of pasture types in the park....

Author(s)
Riedel, J. L.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Blanco, M.; Revilla, R.; Bernués, A.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Facilitation of tree regeneration in pasture woodlands.

Tree rejuvenation was examined in pasture woodlands in the Swiss Jura Mountains and the distribution of tree saplings hypothesized to be spatially associated with nursing structures or plant species. A correlative study was conducted in two sites on two spatial scales to test this hypothesis. In...

Author(s)
Smit, C.; Béguin, D.; Buttler, A.; Müller-Schärer, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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