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dc.contributor.authorSebastià, Ma. T.
dc.contributor.authorde Bello, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorPuig, Laura
dc.contributor.authorTaull, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-01T13:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn1402-2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58754
dc.description.abstractQuestions: What are the relative roles of abiotic and grazing management factors on plant community distribution in landscapes? How are livestock type and stocking rate related to changes in vegetation structure and composition? Location: Sub-alpine grasslands in the central and eastern Pyrenees. Methods: Multivariate analysis and variance partitioning methods were used to evaluate the relative roles of environmental factors in structuring vegetation composition and diversity patterns in three surveys on differently managed grasslands. Results: Vegetation composition within a region was affected by environmental factors hierarchically, changing first according to abiotic factors and then to grazing management. At landscape scales, abiotic factors explained two-fold more variation in vegetation composition than grazing factors. Within landscape units, cattle grazing increased vegetation heterogeneity at landscape and patch scales, while sheep grazing favoured the presence of a specific set of species with high conservation value. Species composition was highly responsive to management variables compared to diversity components. Conclusions: The combination of sheep and cattle grazing at various stocking rates is an effective tool to preserve the diversity of plant species and communities within a region with a long tradition of livestock management, through the scaling up of effects by local processes occurring in patches at smaller scales.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Fundació Pública Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs (Diputació de Lleida), the Fundació Territori i Paisatge and the FI 2002-2004 programme (Generalitat de Catalunya) provided funding. Research within the PASTUS-INTERREG (I3A-4-147-E, INTERREG III-A programme, EU), the CARBOPAS (REN2002-04300-C02-01, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and DGCYT) and the RUBICODE (Coordination Action 036890, VIth Framework Programme, EU) projects helped in developing the ideas contained in this paper.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherWileyca_ES
dc.relationMICYT/PN2000-2003/REN2002-04300-C02-01ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.3170/2008-7-18358ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Vegetation Science, 2008, vol. 11, núm. 2, p. 215-222ca_ES
dc.rights(c) IAVS; Opulus Press Uppsala, 2008ca_ES
dc.subjectAbiotic factorca_ES
dc.subjectCattle grazingca_ES
dc.subjectGrazer typeca_ES
dc.subjectGrazing intensityca_ES
dc.titleGrazing as a factor structuring grasslands in the Pyreneesca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec014528
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3170/2008-7-18358
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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