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Integrating phytosociological and agronomic analysis to support the sustainable management of Mediterranean grasslands

Bagella, Simonetta and Roggero, Pier Paolo (2004) Integrating phytosociological and agronomic analysis to support the sustainable management of Mediterranean grasslands. Fitosociologia, Vol. 41 (1 - Suppl. 1), p. 101-107. ISSN 1125-9078. Article.

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Abstract

The paper analyses the integration of different methodologies for assessing the grazing value of grasslands, aimed at supporting decisions for their sustainable management, that is, the long term preservation of their productive potential. The attribution of an agronomic value (specific index) to each species can be used for a preliminary evaluation of their productive potential. It can be also considered a first step in the exploitation of data already available from studies made on grasslands using a range of approaches, among them phytosociological tables. A data base file containing a collection of Specific indices for 1796 taxa, based on evaluations made by different authors, who applied the Grazing Value method in a range of environments in the Mediterranean area, has been made available on the web site http://www.agr.unian.it/(download area, ricerca).

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3419
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Database, grasslands, grazing value, phytosociology, point quadrats, specific indices
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/03 Botanica ambientale e applicata
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze botaniche, ecologiche e geologiche
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze agronomiche e genetica vegetale agraria
Publisher:Società italiana di fitosociologia
ISSN:1125-9078
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione della Società italiana di scienza della vegetazione
Additional Information:Paper presented at the International Symposium of the International Federation of Phytosociology held in Ancona on the 18th and the 19 th September 2002.
Deposited On:15 Jan 2010 12:00

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