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Cover for Grassland productivity and ecosystem services.

This book contains 28 chapters with emphasis on the interactive nature of the relationships between the soil, plant, animal and environmental components of grassland systems, both natural and managed. It analyses the present knowledge and the future trends of research for combining the classical...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.; Hodgson, J.; Chabbi, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction: food security and environmental impacts - challenge for grassland sciences.

This introductory paper presents the overall objective and organization of the book. It highlights four important issues addressed across the different chapters: (i) trade-off between productivity and environment benefits of grasslands; (ii) functional and conservation role of grassland...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.; Hodgson, J.; Chabbi, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Primary production of grasslands, herbage accumulation and use, and impacts of climate change.

This chapter focuses on the influence of defoliation strategy on tissue flows and primary production in grasslands, and the scope for manipulating the balance between tissue growth and loss, soil C and N resources, and the potential impacts of climate change on the sustainability of grassland...

Author(s)
Parsons, A.; Rowarth, J.; Thornley, J.; Newton, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Importance of scale in the management of grassland resources.

Using foraging behaviour as an example, this chapter examines the causes of variation at a range of scales (leaves to regions; seconds to years), the foraging responses of animals, and the consequent impacts on resources. This information is then used to discuss how scale affects grazing management ...

Author(s)
McIvor, J. G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Role and impacts of legumes in grasslands for high productivity and N gain from symbiotic N<sub xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">2</sub> fixation.

The use of legume species within grassland vegetation is discussed with two very interesting perspectives: (i) the functional role of legume species in biodiversity, and (ii) the adaption of these species to elevated CO2 conditions by regulating N cycling. Substitution of fertilizer N by an...

Author(s)
Lüscher, A.; Soussana, J. F.; Huguenin-Elie, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency of phosphorus cycling in different grassland systems.

This chapter examines the cycling and loss of phosphorus (P) within different grassland systems, focusing on those applicable to dairy farming in New Zealand. The objective is to shed light on the merits of different systems in different regions and how losses within each system could be managed to ...

Author(s)
McDowell, R. W.; Kleinman, P. J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of grazing systems in New Zealand and environmental impacts.

This chapter focuses on nitrogen and phosphorus emissions to water, greenhouse gases (methane and nitrous oxide) emissions, and landslide erosion in intensive livestock farming systems in New Zealand. It also discusses the current status of environmental impacts and trends as well as strategic...

Author(s)
Lambert, M. G.; Snow, V. O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate grasslands in catchment systems: the role of scale, connectivity and thresholds in the provision and regulation of water quality and quantity.

This chapter discusses the role and impact of temperate grassland areas for regulating water flows and quality of resource at catchment level, in relation to other types of land-use system. It explores the management of grassland systems and their integration at catchment level and the application...

Author(s)
Macleod, C. J. A.; Ferrier, R. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter