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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 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 An evaluation of the effects of forest conservation on reservoir capacity: a case study in the "Cuerda del Pozo" reservoir (Soria).

The effective life of reservoirs is threatened by erosion and sedimentation in their catchments. When those catchments are covered by forests, erosion and sedimentation are significantly lower. An economic assessment of the maintenance of reservoir capacity due to forest conservation in the basin...

Author(s)
García Díaz, R.; García Robredo, F.; Medrano Ceña, P. 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 Wood-pasture and parkland: overlooked jewels of the English countryside.

England is home to some of the oldest and widest trees in Europe, frequently concentrated in wood-pasture. Until recently the value of this habitat for wildlife had been largely overlooked. Many wood-pastures are important for their veteran trees and the species within them; however, wood-pastures...

Author(s)
Isted, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mediterranean European silvopastoral systems.

Differences between Mediterranean European and other silvopastoral systems are described regarding both their human and natural environments. The long history of human utilization of the Mediterranean European environment has resulted in a close relationship between biodiversity, nature...

Author(s)
San Miguel-Ayanz, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation "matching funds" from working woodlands in California.

Rancher-subsidized oak woodland silvopastoralism is being used to conserve land in California oak woodlands. As part of the Working Landscapes movement, non-governmental organizations like the Nature Conservancy and a proliferation of land trusts are brokering private and public fund transfers in...

Author(s)
Huntsinger, L.; Sulak, A.; Standiford, R.; Campos-Palacín, P.
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 Traditional silvoarable systems and their evolution in Greece.

Traditional silvoarable systems occur in several parts of Greece and play an important role in the local economy. They also play a very important ecological role because they prevent soil erosion and surface runoff. Several combinations of trees and crops were identified in a survey conducted...

Author(s)
Mantzanas, K.; Tsatsiadis, E.; Ispikoudis, I.; Papanastasis, V. P.
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

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