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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 Spatial dependence and seasonal patterns of cattle activity.

Cattle activity or grazing sensu lato can be subdivided into three components: dung deposition, herbage removal (foraging or grazing sensu stricto) and trampling. All these actions modify vegetation. Our purpose was to observe the medium-scale distributions of dung-pat density, trampling effect and ...

Author(s)
Buttler, A.; Kohler, F.; Wagner, H.; Gillet, F.
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 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

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