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Cover for Extensive livestock systems as tools for environmental management: impact of grazing on the vegetation of a protected mountain area.

The study was conducted in the 'Sierra de Guara' Natural Park (80 739 ha, Huesca, Spain), a protected area dominated by shrub and forest pastures. The effect of livestock grazing on herbaceous and shrub vegetation was determined in six locations representative of pasture types in the park....

Author(s)
Riedel, J. L.; Casasús, I.; Sanz, A.; Blanco, M.; Revilla, R.; Bernués, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Facilitation of tree regeneration in pasture woodlands.

Tree rejuvenation was examined in pasture woodlands in the Swiss Jura Mountains and the distribution of tree saplings hypothesized to be spatially associated with nursing structures or plant species. A correlative study was conducted in two sites on two spatial scales to test this hypothesis. In...

Author(s)
Smit, C.; Béguin, D.; Buttler, A.; Müller-Schärer, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An alternative to improve goat production in the mountain areas of north-west Tunisia.

Twenty one local kids (18.75 kg; s.d.±1.4) were divided into three equal groups and allowed to browse in shrublands from July to December (dry season). Two groups received feed blocks containing mainly wheat bran and molasses and either included polyethylene glycol (B-PEG) or were PEG-free (B). A...

Author(s)
Boubaker, A.; Kayouli, C.; Buldgen, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilization of gorse and heather communities by cattle in mountain grazing.

Mountain pastures are made up of a mosaic of different vegetation communities, including shrubby ones. In this study the utilization of two management units of Gorbeia Natural Park (Basque Country) by cows was studied. Five different vegetation communities were considered in the study: open...

Author(s)
Mandaluniz, N.; Oregui, L. M.; Aldezabal, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of different tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Panicum maximum</i> in the Chaqueño Mountains, Bolivia.

The effect of tree and shrub densities on the form, agronomic performance and quality of Panicum maximum cv Gatton Panic during its establishment was studied in an experiment with a random block design and four replicates. The treatments consisted of 40%, 60% and 100% of natural communities, with a ...

Author(s)
Pozo, P. P. del; Rizzo, R.; Fernández, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry for improving farm smallholdings.

The potential contribution of multipurpose trees and shrubs in an agroforestry system for improving crop-livestock farming was investigated in Bangladesh. The tree Leucaena leucocephala (Leucaena) and shrub Sesbania acculeata (Sesbania) were planted around homesteads for use as forage, fuelwood and ...

Author(s)
Alam, M. R.; Jahiruddin, M. D.; Islam, M. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritive value of trees and shrubs for ruminants.

There are many species of trees and shrubs present in tropical Latin America which have the potential to be incorporated in ruminant production systems. Chemical composition varies between species, but most trees and shrubs contain good contents of crude protein and low concentrations of neutral...

Author(s)
Ku Vera, J. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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