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- Mitchell, Patrick J.; Veneklaas, Erik J.; Lambers, Hans; Burgess, Stephen S. O.
- Oecologia 2008 v.158 no.3 pp. 385-397
- design for environment, etc ; agroecosystems; correlation; embolism; shrubs; stems; plant communities; wood density; water use efficiency; leaf area; leaf water potential; trees; summer; multivariate analysis; land degradation; hydraulic conductivity; Australia; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Assessing the hydrological imbalance and associated land degradation issues facing much of southern Australia and other parts of the world requires a better understanding of the defining features of ecosystem water use and the design of sustainable agroecosystems. Thus, by grouping species with similar water-use strategies into ‘hydraulic functional types’ (HFTs), we investigated the characteristi ...
- Girard, N.; Duru, M.; Hazard, L.; Magda, D.
- Agronomy for sustainable development 2008 v.28 no.2 pp. 333-343
- design for environment, etc ; agricultural land; animal care; breeding; chopping; engineering; farmers; farming systems; farms; forage; grazing; herds; hills; labor; land use; livestock; managers; markets; meadows; plant communities; prescribed burning; rural areas; shrubs; spring; France; Show all 25 Subjects
- ... In European mountain areas, shrub encroachment resulting from farmland abandonment is most often managed by mechanical operations such as roller chopping or controlled burning, which have proved to be ineffective and unsustainable. Recent agroecological findings highlight the potential impact of grazing on long-term shrub dynamics. We thus explored the potential contribution of livestock farms to ...