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Cover for Grassland vegetation and its measurement.

The term 'grassland' is defined and types of grasslands and the origin of grasslands discussed briefly. Much grassland research is now multidisciplinary, increasing the number of measurements which may be taken. The choice of relevant factors to be measured is discussed, along with suggestions for...

Author(s)
't Mannetje, L.; Jones, R. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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Cover for Plant population dynamics in grasslands.

Instability in the botanical composition of grasslands is discussed with reference to the demography of the sexual reproductive pathway, the demography of clonal species, the use of demographic studies, and aspects to consider before starting demographic study. Methods of measuring the survival of...

Author(s)
Hay, M. J. M.; Jones, R. M.; Orr, D. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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Cover for Field and laboratory methods for grassland and animal production research.

This book brings together a range of methods used to study grasslands (both temperate and tropical) and ruminant performance, including: grassland vegetation and its measurement; pattern analysis in grassland and animal production systems; modelling pasture and animal production; measuring...

Author(s)
't Mannetje, L.; Jones, R. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
Book
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Cover for Pattern analysis in grassland and animal production systems.

Methods of pattern analysis including clustering, ordination, interpreting and extending the information from a pattern analysis, network analysis, and comparing ordinations are reviewed.

Author(s)
Kelly, A. M.; Basford, K. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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Cover for Modelling pasture and animal production.

The prediction of pasture and animal production using a series of mathematical equations based on various biophysical inputs which influence or control production is outlined. These equations are arranged in a computer program and know as a model. The terminology and concepts used in models are...

Author(s)
Rickert, K. G.; Stuth, J. W.; McKeon, G. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring botanical composition of grasslands.

The methods available for the determination of the botanical composition of grasslands are reviewed with reference to a range of objectives for which such a study may be carried out. Studies at the global, national/regional, farm, paddock and patch scale are discussed. While it is possible using...

Author(s)
Whalley, R. D. B.; Hardy, M. B.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring sward structure.

Techniques used for the measurement of sward structure are reviewed with special consideration of vertical and horizontal structure. Basic factors affecting sward structure, such as herbage growth and grazing, are discussed. Methods for measuring vertical structure described include clipping, point ...

Author(s)
Laca, E. A.; Lemaire, G.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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Cover for Measuring biomass of grassland vegetation.

Methods of measuring grassland and forage grass and legume dry matter and organic matter yields are described with reference to sampling procedures, destructive techniques, non-destructive techniques (direct visual estimation, height + density, capacitance, spectral analysis/remote sensing, and...

Author(s)
't Mannetje, L.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluation of species and cultivars.

Methods for the evaluation of tropical and temperate grasses and legumes are discussed with reference to comparisons of species, cultivars and lines. Procedures for the testing and registration of new cultivars are outlined. It is noted that the procedures preceding the development and release of...

Author(s)
Schultze-Kraft, R.; 't Mannetje, L.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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Cover for Remote sensing in vegetation and animal studies.

The use of remote sensing (mainly of reflected solar radiation) in vegetation and animal studies is discussed. The physical principles underlying remote sensing are described. Information extraction from satellite images by visual interpretation, image classification, direct estimation of landscape ...

Author(s)
Roderick, M. L.; Chewings, V.; Smith, R. C. G.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
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