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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 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 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 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 Transhumance and silvopastoral dependence in the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area - a landscape-level assessment.

The implications for conservation of transhumance in a mountainous landscape in the north-west Himalayas with 35 000-38 000 livestock under silvopasture was studied. A hierarchical approach to understanding the physical, biological and sociocultural environments was used. Assessments of plant...

Author(s)
Mathur, P. K.; Mehra, B. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity and dynamics of traditional silvopastoral systems in Galicia (north-west Spain): <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cytisus</i> scrubs.

In inland Galicia, north-west Spain broom scrubs ("xesteiras") dominated by Cytisus striatus or C. multiflorus often form part of traditional silvopastoral systems, with non-woody components providing grazing and forage, and woody components providing firewood and bedding. In some cases the...

Author(s)
Cornide, T.; Díaz-Vizcaíno, E.; Casal, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cover crops effects on plant and insect biodiversity in Western Australian vineyards.

The clearing of large Eucalyptus forests in Mediterranean Australia caused negative effects on hydrological balance. The reintroduction of trees and shrubs and the use of perennial herbaceous species in association with woody plants are considered necessary to limit further damages to natural and...

Author(s)
Dinatale, A.; Pardini, A.; Argenti, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forage yield and botanical composition of a hill sown meadow fertilized with dried pelletized broiler litter.

A field experiment was established to study the effects of applying a dried pelletized broiler litter (BIOF) as fertilizer on forage production and botanical composition in a sown meadow located in a mountain area with stands of Quercus robur. Three fertilization managements were compared: (i) NPK...

Author(s)
Sainz, M. J.; Bande, M. J.; Cabaleiro, F.; López-Mosquera, M. E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dispersed trees in pasturelands of cattle farms in a dry ecosystem of Costa Rica.

An inventory of all trees dispersed within the pastures of 16 cattle farms in Costa Rica was conducted to characterize and describe richness, composition, abundance and distribution of tree cover. 199 pasture plots were surveyed (835.76 ha) and Brachiaria brizantha was the dominant grass species....

Author(s)
Esquivel, H.; Ibrahim, M.; Harvey, C. A.; Villanueva, C.; Sinclair, F. L.; Benjamín, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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