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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 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 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 Silvopastoral systems in Latin America and their contribution to sustainable development and biodiversity.

Since the 1950s, more than half the natural forests of Latin America and the Caribbean have been replaced by pastureland, which can only be maintained by a system which implies the use of important quantities of agricultural consumables in order to main productivity. The majority of this...

Author(s)
Hernández, I.; Sánchez, M. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems to prevent soil losses in sustainable livestock systems.

The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) was incorporated into a geographical information system (GIS) and used to determine soil losses in a specific livestock region of 7646 ha in Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba. One hundred and twelve management units were defined according to their use and soils...

Author(s)
Acosta, Z. G.; Reyes, G.; Montejo, J. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ancient wood-pastures in Scotland.

The aim of the project was to try and identify potential wood-pasture sites through remote sensing, carried out by undertaking an analysis of existing maps and map-based inventories. The object was not to identify every possible site but to find a practical methodology that would give an estimate...

Author(s)
Smith, M. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From silvopastoral to silvoarable systems in Europe: sharing concepts, unifying policies.

Silvopastoral and silvoarable systems are often considered separately, with distinct management schemes, research approaches and policy-making perspectives. However, both are multi-species agroecosystems with a tree component. While the motto in agriculture and forestry has been for decades to...

Author(s)
Dupraz, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoralism as a land-use option for sustainable development on grassland farms in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, most (78%) of land is in pastoral agriculture and only 6% (lowest in the EU) in forestry. Grassland intensification as a result of reseeding, fertilizer application and increased stocking has resulted in pasture with low biodiversity and nutrient leakage into watercourses....

Author(s)
McAdam, J. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology transfer in silvopastoral agroforestry: a toolbox for UK farmers.

Silvopastoral agroforestry has not been taken up by many farmers in the UK, partly because government funding has not been available and partly because many UK farmers have no experience of such systems or of managing trees. Changes in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy towards more biodiverse,...

Author(s)
Sibbald, A. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Classification principles and use of grazed forest stands in the Ukraine.

The classification of grazed forest stands is based on their role, designation and application. Pastures protected by forest stands are classified into: permanent pastures (pasture-protecting forest belts, pasture-improving feed stands, silvopasture, farm protective stands, green belts); temporary...

Author(s)
Gladun, G. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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