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Title: An eco-pastoral index for evaluating Pyrenean mountain grasslands
Authors: Gómez García, Daniel, García-González, Ricardo, Marinas, A., Aldezábal, A.
Keywords: Nature conservation
Ecological assessment
Grazing management
Forage quality
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: European Grassland Federation
Series/Report no.: Grassland Science in Europe
Abstract: A method for calculating the eco-pastoral value of grasslands in the Spanish Pyrenees is explained. The index takes into account different attributes which refer to both ecological and pastoral value. This eco-pastoral index is intended to serve as a tool for the management of grassland resources. As an example, the index has been calculated for five Pyrenean plant communities. As a general mle, extensive pastures which are widely used by livestock show a lower ecological index. However, those of high ecological value do not generate much pastoral interest.
Description: 2 páginas.-- Comunicación presentada al 19º General Meeting on “Multi-function grassland: Quality Forage, Animal Products and Landscapes”, celebrado en La Rochelle (Francia) del 27 al 30 de Mayo de 2002.
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ISBN: 2-9504110-3-7
Citation: Proceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation: 922-923 (2002)
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