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Cover for An assessment of the role of grazing in European habitats.

Policy responses are eventually needed to maintain traditional grazing or to ameliorate its impacts. The driving forces, pressures, states, impact and responses (DPSIR) framework is used to address the environmental implications of extensive grazing and how policy responses may be developed, using...

Author(s)
Bunce, R. G. H.; Pérez-Soba, M.; Elbersen, B. S.; Wingerden, W. K. R. E. van
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Declaration for silvopastoralism.

This paper presents the Agenda 21 which provides the Declaration of Silvopastoralism in line with the global action plan for areas of sustainable development. It includes the maintenance and development of forest and agricultural areas towards approaches on multipurpose land use, biodiversity...

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 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 Info
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 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 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 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 Rangeland health assessment in silvopastoral systems of northern Greece.

Silvopastoral areas in Greece dominated by deciduous oaks are mainly utilized by domestic animals but irrational grazing results in their degradation. The aim of this study was to identify which are the most important indicators for assessing rangeland health. In Lagadas county, northern Greece, 17 ...

Author(s)
Pantazopoulos, C. I.; Vrahnakis, M. S.; Chouvardas, D.; Papadimitriou, M.; Papanastasis, V. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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