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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 Changes in biodiversity after abandonment in dehesa systems in the province of León.

The aim of this work was to determine the changes of diversity of plant community in relation to silvopastoral use. For this purpose seven zones with a different livestock pressure were compared, the cover of all understorey species was estimated and the diversity per quadrat (alpha diversity), the ...

Author(s)
Tárrega, R.; Calvo, L.; Diez, C.; Luis, E.; Valbuena, L.; Marcos, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consequences of dehesa management on tree-understorey interactions.

The distribution of resources (light, microclimate, soil moisture and soil nutrients) and fine roots (herbaceous plants and trees) around trees were studied in four dehesas with three types of management: cropped (forage), grazed (native grasses) and encroached (matorral). Additionally, the forage...

Author(s)
Moreno, G.; Obrador, J.; García, E.; Cubera, E.; Montero, M. J.; Pulido, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Some ecological impacts of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus rotundifolia</i> trees on the understorey environment in the "montado" agrosilvopastoral system, southern Portugal.

The influence of Quercus rotundifolia trees on precipitation chemistry, soil physical and chemical characteristics, light, nutrient and water availability and biomass production of the understorey was studied in a "montado" at Évora (southern Portugal). Ca and K were added to the soil by...

Author(s)
Nunes, J.; Madeira, M.; Gazarini, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems as a forest fire prevention technique.

Silvopastoral systems are a form of multiple purpose land use, one function of which can be to reduce the risk of forest fires, which continue to be a threat to forests. In Spain, from 1991-2000 more than 175 000 ha were destroyed by fire annually, a third of this being woodland. Control of the...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Mosquera Losada, M. R.; Romero Franco, R.; González Hernández, M. P.; Villarino Urtiaga, J. 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 Adaptation of herbaceous plant species in the understorey of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pinus brutia</i>.

The purpose of this study was to examine the adaptation of herbaceous plant species under Pinus brutia canopy, in monocultures. The experiment was conducted in northern Greece. Monocultures of four plant groups (annual and perennial grasses, annual and perennial legumes) were sown in experimental...

Author(s)
Koukoura, Z.; Kyriazopoulos, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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