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Cover for Habitats of halophytes.

Salt-tolerant plants occur all over the world in a number of different ecosystems, ranging from pristine alkaline semi-deserts and mangrove forests; through semi-natural meadows and pastures; to man-made habitats such as the environs of graduation towers; over irrigated arable lands with poor...

Author(s)
Kapler, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Botanical composition and nutritive value of selected native pastures in Belize.

An initial assessment was undertaken of the productivity, nutrient value and botanical composition of eight representative native pastures on a range of clay soils, including three vertisols, in central Belize and the Belize River Valley under wet tropical conditions. Regular harvests indicated...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Semi-natural grasslands and meadows.

This chapter explores why meadows and similar 'meadow-like' landscapes are gaining popularity within an urban context. Further, the chapter discusses the role of grass-based plant communities in urban spaces; and provides details on changing the mowing regime to create a spring meadow, changing the ...

Author(s)
Hitchmough, J. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641386)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America.

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on, and the adaptation potential of, ecologically intensive systems such as those known in different parts of the world as organic farming, or agroecology. To fit into the rationale of this book, this chapter focuses on Latin America, and on the...

Author(s)
Rossing, W. A. H.; Modernel, P.; Tittonell, P. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phenology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Senecio</i> spp. and vegetation cover in Rio Grande do Sul State, Southern Brazil.

This paper reviews the relationship between the occurrence of four toxic Senecio species (S. brasiliensis, S. oxyphyllus, S. heterotrichius, and S. selloi) and the levels of vegetation cover in native grasslands in the southern region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It was found that the vegetative...

Author(s)
Karam, F. S. C.; Jarenkow, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
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Cover for Exploiting genetic and phenotypic plant diversity in grasslands.

This chapter deals with the analysis of the role and importance of genetic diversity for a better adaptation of plant populations and communities, either in natural or in sown grasslands, with a discussion of the role and impact of inter- versus intra-specific diversity and their implications for...

Author(s)
Humphreys, M.; Marshall, A.; Collins, R.; Abberton, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Preliminary analysis of the impact of payment for environmental services on land-use changes: a case study on livestock farms in Costa Rica.

The project "Integrated Silvopastoral Approaches for the Management of Ecosystems" (GEF-CATIE) promotes the establishment of silvopastoral systems. This is done by paying incentives for environmental services, mainly carbon storage and conservation of biodiversity. The hypothesis of the project is...

Author(s)
Mora, J.; Ibrahim, M.; Cruz, J.; Casasola, F.; Rosales, M.; Holguin, V. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Grassland ecophysiology and grazing ecology.

This book consists of edited and revised versions of the 20 invited papers presented at an International Symposium on Grassland Ecophysiology and Grazing Ecology held at Curitiba, Parana, Brazil on 24-26 August 1999. The papers are on the sustainability of grazing systems (1); environmental...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.; Hodgson, J.; Moraes, A. de; Nabinger, C.; Carvalho, P. C. de F.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994529)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Campos</i> in southern Brazil.

The main grazing ecosystems in the subtropical region of Brazil are discussed. Natural grasslands represent 66% of all land used for livestock production in the region and the major natural and cultivated grazing ecosystems and integrated arable crop/animal production systems are described. There...

Author(s)
Nabinger, C.; Moraes, A. de; Maraschin, G. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994529)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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