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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 Biological diversity in communities of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Erica ciliaris</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Erica tetralix</i>: analysis of their spatial and temporal variation.

The shrubland communities of Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix, as in other types of West European shrublands, are so linked to human activity that the abandonment of their traditional uses in recent times has altered their areas. These communities form part of the typical mountain mosaic landscape ...

Author(s)
Muñoz, A.; Pesqueira, X. M.; Álvarez, R.; Reyes, O.; Casal, M.
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 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 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 Post-fire ecological and dynamic characterization of shrubland communities in Galicia using structural variables.

Two Galician moorland communities, one dominated by Pterospartum tridentatum and Erica umbellata and the other by Cytisus striatus, were ecologically characterized, and their recovery after a traditional use of fire to obtain pasture for grazing was evaluated. The study was carried out in A Serra...

Author(s)
Pesqueira, X. M.; Muñoz, A.; Álvarez, R.; Reyes, O.; Casal, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity and sustainable development in the silvopastoral systems of the Cantabrian mountains.

During 2003 a study was carried out in the beech woods in the mountain passes of Tama, Pontón, Panderuedas and Somiedo, where cattle graze during the months of July, August and September. In this chapter we present the results of 16 phytosociological inventories on four pasture communities (dry ...

Author(s)
Mayor López, M.; Oliveira Prendes, J. A.; Fernández Benito, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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