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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 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 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 Types of land use in the montado (dehesa) production system.

This study was based on data obtained from the General Census of Agriculture (RGA, 1999) regarding 932 farms from the Alentejo region (Portugal). Farms were classified by percentage of "montado" according to the land used for agricultural purposes (LUAP) ("montado" classes (MC): MCa 0-33%; MCb...

Author(s)
Pereira, M. S.; Quintas, A.; Coelho, I. S.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of breed and stocking rate on live weight changes of goats grazing heath-gorse vegetation community.

Large areas of marginal lands in temperate areas are covered by heath-gorse vegetation. These communities have very poor nutritive value and high combustibility and goats, due to their browser behaviour, should be the most appropriate domestic species for their sustainable management. Two breeds of ...

Author(s)
García, U.; Celaya, R.; Jáuregui, B. M.; Martínez, A.; Osoro, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour at grazing of calves with Galician Blond suckler cows.

The knowledge of aspects related to the behaviour of bovine grazing animals and the interaction of plants and animals in production systems based on meadowland is very important for rational use of the resources available for production. The aim of this chapter was to determine the behaviour of...

Author(s)
Iglesias, A.; Carballo, J. A.; López, A.; Monserrat, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of climate and soil type on the "montado" production system.

In an analysis of agricultural activities in Portugal and according to the Agricultural General Census of 1999, farms were allocated into three real evapotranspiration zones: between 400 and 450 mm/year (EZ1); between 450 and 500 mm/year (EZ2), and greater than 500 mm/year (EZ3). The "montado"...

Author(s)
Quintas, A.; Pereira, M. S.; Carmona, P. J.; Ramirez-Cruzado, D.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparison of terrestrial and aerial oversowing of ski lanes grazed by sheep in the northern Apennines (central Italy).

Ski lane oversowing is used to reduce soil erosion and to maintain soft snow cover during the skiing season. Sown swards are colonized by native species and, in some cases, persistency of introduced mixtures is limited to a few years; however, sowing has a very positive influence on soil erosion,...

Author(s)
Longhi, F.; Pardini, A.; Ghiselli, L.; Tallarico, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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