Plenary and Invited Papers Section 2: Grassland & the Environment

The XX International Grassland Congress took place in Ireland and the UK in June-July 2005. The main congress took place in Dublin from 26 June to 1 July and was followed by post congress satellite workshops in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford. The meeting was hosted by the Irish Grassland Association and the British Grassland Society.
Proceedings Editor: D. A. McGilloway
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands
© Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2005
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This volume contains a compilation of four plenary papers and twenty nine invited papers presented at the main congress of the XX International Grassland Congress held in University College Dublin, Ireland from 26 June to 1 July 2005. It is complemented by six other books arising from the congress as listed on the back cover: the book of offered papers from the main congress and five books containing the proceedings of five satellite workshops held immediately after the main congress at locations in Ireland and the UK (Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford). The workshops were designed to facilitate more in-depth presentations and discussions on more specialised topics of worldwide significance.

XX International Grassland Congress:
Plenary and Invited Papers
Section 2: Grassland & the Environment

Grasslands for Production and the Environment

David R. Kemp, Charles Sturt University, Australia
David L. Michalk, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Soil Microbial Community: Understanding the Belowground Network for Sustainable Grassland Management

Y. G. Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
W. D. Kong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
B. D. Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. B. Nan, Lanzhou University, China
P. Christie, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Soil Quality Assessment and Management

M. G. Kibblewhite, Cranfield University, UK

Water Resources, Agriculture and Pasture: Implications of Growing Demand and Increasing Scarcity

M. W. Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute
R. A. Valmonte-Santos, International Food Policy Research Institute
S. A. Cline, International Food Policy Research Institute
C. Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute
W. Li, International Food Policy Research Institute

Grassland Productivity and Water Quality: A 21st Century Issue

David M. Nash, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
P. M. Haygarth, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK

Global Atmospheric Change and Its Effect on Managed Grassland Systems

Andreas Lüscher, Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Switzerland
J. Fuhrer, Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Switzerland
P. C. D. Newton, AgResearch, New Zealand

Grazing Land Contributions to Carbon Sequestration

Ronald F. Follett, U.S. Department of Agriculture
G. E. Schuman, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Grazed Grasslands

Harry Clark, AgResearch, New Zealand
C. Pinares-Patiño, AgResearch, New Zealand
C. de Klein, AgResearch, New Zealand

Relationships between Biodiversity and Production in Grasslands at Local and Regional Scales

A. Hector, University of Zürich, Switzerland
M. Loreau, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

Enhancing Grassland Biodiversity and Its Consequences for Grassland Management and Utilisation

Johannes Isselstein, University of Göttingen, Germany