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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 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 Effect of fertilization, tree species, plantation density and sowing mixture on pasture production and soil characteristics in silvopastoral systems.

The aim of the experiment was to test the effect of three fertilizer treatments (no fertilizer, organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer) on cocksfoot pasture established under two tree species (Betula alba and Pinus radiata) at two densities (2500 and 833 trees/ha). After 7 years the effects of ...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Fernández-Núñez, E.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.
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 Future perspectives for silvopastoral systems in NW Spain.

Spain is divided in two main regions based on climatic parameters: Atlantic and Mediterranean. While silvopastoral systems are well established in Mediterranean areas, they are not widely used in the Atlantic area. The objective of this chapter is to evaluate the possibility of using silvopastoral...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Rois-Díaz, M.; Pinto, M.; Oliveira, A.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree growth and pasture production under sewage sludge fertilization.

The objective of these experiments was to compare the effect on pasture production and tree growth in a silvopastoral system of no fertilization, three doses of sewage sludge, with or without liming, and the fertilization usually used in the region. The experiment was conducted over 3 years in the...

Author(s)
López-Díaz, M. L.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of cutting and fertilization on pasture systems in the Cantabrian mountain range in León province (NW Spain).

The aim of this study was to investigate the structural changes in a community of heathland when subjected to experimental cutting and nitrogen fertilization. Random patches with significant proportions of Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix were selected in three areas (mountain passes) in the...

Author(s)
Calvo, L.; Fernández, A.; Marcos, E.; Valbuena, L.; Tárrega, R.; Luis, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 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

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