Track 05-2: Application of Information Technology in Monitoring and Managing Grasslands/Rangelands Resources

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Research on Dynamic Change of Grassland Based on Spatial Information Technology

Zhiming Liu, Northeast Normal University, China
Nanyan Ling, Northeast Normal University, China

A Study on Division of Grades and Warning of Grassland Fire

Giuxiang Liu, Grassland Research Institute, China
Su He, Grassland Research Institute, China
Lingdong Pang, Grassland Research Institute, China

The Investigation of Vegetation on Marl Areas for Biological Controlling of Water Erosion in Arid Lands (Case Study: Semnan Province, Iran)

Naser Mashhadi, University of Tehran, Iran
Majid Karimpour Reihan, University of Tehran, Iran

The Study and Evaluation on the Ecosystem Recovery and Reconstruction of the Southern Mountain Areas of Ningxia Based on the "3S" Technology

Wenbao Mi, Ningxia University, China
Yingzhong Xie, Ningxia University, China
Mingxin Zhang, Ningxia University, China

Capability Assessments of Landsat Satellite Data for Vegetation Cover Monitoring (Case Study: Lar Dam Basin)

S. A. R. Mousavi, University of Tehran, Iran
Mehdi Farahpour, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands of Iran, Iran
S. Gholinejad, University of Tehran, Iran

Human Migration, Squatters and Land Cover Change in the Chyulu Hills, Kenya

G. W. Muriuki, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
G. Baxter, The University of Queensland, Australia
C. McAlpine, The University of Queensland, Australia
B. Price, The University of Queensland, Australia

Genetic Evaluation of Sweet Potato Vine Genotypes

N. Ondabu, Lanet Research Centre, Kenya
J. K. Kitilit, Lanet Research Centre, Kenya
K. R. G. Irungu, Lanet Research Centre, Kenya
R. Kenana, Lanet Research Centre, Kenya
J. Mwangi, Lanet Research Centre, Kenya

Monitoring Rangeland Community/Health Change Using Multispectral and Hyperspectral Satellite Data

Nadia Rochdi, Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center, Canada
Peter Eddy, Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center, Canada
Jinkai Zhang, Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center, Canada
Karl Staenz, Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center, Canada

Classification of Rangeland Resource Types Based on Multi‐Source Remote Sensing Data

Xiaoqing Sui, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Shazhou An, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Kun Wang, China Agriculture University, China

Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for Developing Range Improvement and Reclamation Plans in Taleghan Summer Pastures

M. Tahmoures, University of Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Jafary, University of Tehran, Iran
A. Farsoodan, University of Tehran, Iran

The Development of Landsat Cover Change Analysis in the Pastoral Grasslands of Western Australia

Philip Thomas, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, Australia
Jeremy Wallace, CSIRO, Australia

Study on Benefit Detection of the Grassland Desertification Control Project in Xianghuang Banner, Inner Mongolia Based on "3S" Technology

Qiuju Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xinhong Wu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Tingting Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Mapping and Monitoring Inner Mongolia Rangeland Based on Remote Sensing

Qi Xing, Inner Mongolia Institute of Rangeland Survey & Design, China
Wa Gao, Inner Mongolia Institute of Rangeland Survey & Design, China

Studying of the MODIS Data Potentials to Assess the Pastureland Production in the Arid Region of Semirom-Iran

H. Yeganeh, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
S. J. Khajedin, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
A. Soffanian, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
A. Jabarzare, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran

Water Content of Grassland Ecosystem and Its Economic Value in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Based on RS and GIS

Ge Yu, Ocean University of China, China
Chunxia Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Gaodi Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Study on Technical Method of Remote Sensing Monitoring for Grassland Degradation

Wa Gao, Inner Mongolia Academy of Rangeland Survey and Design, China
Muse Ji, Inner Mongolia Academy of Rangeland Survey and Design, China
Xinqiao Duan, Inner Mongolia Administration Station of Grassland, China
Caixia Jin

The Study of Method on Estimating Aerial Net Primary Production of Rangeland by Remote Sensing--A Case Study of Xilingol Grassland

Aijun Liu, Inner Mongolia Institute of Rangeland Survey & Design, China
Jingjie Wang, Inner Mongolia Institute of Rangeland Survey & Design, China

Predicting Botanical Composition of Grass‐Clover Pastures Mixtures Using Near‐Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy

N. S. Al-Ghumaiz, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
R. H. Leep, Michigan State University
T. S. Dietz, Michigan State University

The Study of Changes Detection of Land Covers in Zagros Mountain, West of Iran

F. Karami, Mazandaran University, Iran
J. Oladi, Mazandaran University, Iran
S. Smailpoor Podeh, Mazandaran University, Iran

Regionalization of Plant Bioclimatic of Karoon Basin Using Statistical Multivariate Methods and GIS

M. Khodagholi, Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, Iran
M. R. Yazdani, Isfahan University, Iran
K. Shirani

Pasture Grass and Fodder Evaluation and Selection for Dry Season Feeding in Nakuru, Kenya

N. Ondabu, National Beef Research Centre, Kenya
R. Kenana, National Beef Research Centre, Kenya
J. Mwangi, National Beef Research Centre, Kenya