Track 06-1: Reclamation of Grasslands/Rangelands

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

Reclamation of Saline Soils through Revegetation in Australia: Plants, Processes and People

E. G. Barrett‐Lennard, University of Western Australia, Australia

Restoration of Desertified Grassland and Challenges in Northern China--for the Possibility of Sustained Desertification Reversion

Xueyong Zhao, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China
Halin Zhao, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China
Xiaoan Zuo, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China
Yayong Luo, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China
Shaokun Wang, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China
Zhiqiang Kou, Inner Mongolia Hydrological Research Institute, China
Hao Qu, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, China

Zoning of Risk of Death of Brachiaria brizanthain the State of Acre, Brazil

Eufran Ferreira do Amaral, Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente do Acre, Brazil
Judson F. Valentim, EMBRAPA, Brazil
João Luiz Lani, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Nilson Gomes Bardales, Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente do Acre, Brazil
Edson Alves de Araújo, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Carlos M. S. de Andrade, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Induced Plant Succession as a Strategy to Reclaim Degraded Pastures in the Brazilian Amazon

Carlos M. S. de Andrade, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Judson F. Valentim, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Syndrome of Death of Marandugrass in the Western Brazilian Amazon

Judson F. Valentim, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Carlos M. S. de Andrade, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Eufran Ferreira do Amaral, Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente do Acre, Brazil

Plant Functional Groups Composition Associated to Management Practices in Temperate Natural Grasslands (Flooding Pampa, Argentina)

Mónica G. Agnusdei, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
O. Fernández, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
M. R. Colabelli, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
P. Vázquez, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
O. Vignolio, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
R. C. Fernández Grecco, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina

Grassland Deterioration in the Source Region of Yangtze‐Yellow Rivers in China and Integrated Control of Ecological Environment

Quangong Chen, Lanzhou University, China
Yulin Mao, Lanzhou University, China

Establishing a Dynamic US Federal National Vegetation Classification Process Standard in Partnership with Non Federal Partners

Ralph H. Crawford, U.S. Forest Service

Rethinking Overgrazing and Strategies for Its Management in Inner Mongolia

Dalintai Churiya, Ecological Research Center on Pastoral Area, China

Self Rehabilitation of Degraded Mongolian Rangeland by Grazing Exclosure

A. Darhiihuu, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Mongolia
O. Lkhagvajav, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Mongolia
A. Mels, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Mongolia
B. Baatar, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Mongolia
B. Densambuu, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
L. Namdag, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
T. Sainkhuu, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
Andreas Lüscher, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station, Switzerland
J. Nösberger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Strategy and Issues of Ecological Grass Construction in Jilin Province

F. G. Du, Beihua University, China
W. W. Lu, Beihua University, China

Bush Encroachment: A Major Threat to Pastoralists Livelihood in Ethiopia

Ebro Abule, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia

Ecological Indicators in a Derived Savanna Disturbed by Oil Spillage and Vegetation Fire in Nigeria

Emmanuel Nzegbule, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Study on Soil Properties of Degraded Desert Plain Grassland in North Tianshan of Xinjiang

Yanmin Fan, Xinjiang Agriculture University, China
Jinzhong Zhu, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Caihong Wang, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China

Preliminary Study on Classified Index System of Grazing Subalpine Meadow in Northwest Sichuan

Youmin Gan, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ying Qiu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Yuanjia Luo, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Qin Wang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ling Fei, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Yanchun Wang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

The Degeneration Evaluation of Xilamuren Grassland

Zhongju Meng, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yong Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Lanhua Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Impact of Wildfire and Seeding on the Range Plant Community in the Dry Forests of Southern British Columbia

W. Gardner, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
J. Karakatsoulis, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
P. Youwe, Ministry of Forests and Range, Canada

Land Application of Biosolids to Restore Disturbed Western Rangelands

L. K. Greenhalgh, Utah State University
M. J. McFarland, Utah State University
I. R. Vasquez, Utah State University
M. Vutran, Utah State University
M. Schmitz, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
R. Brobst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Reasons of the Deterioration of Grassland Eco‐Environment in Inner Mongolia Pasturing Areas

Haishan, Inner Mongolian Normal University, China

Study on Responses of Leymus chinensis of Degraded Grasslands to Kinds of Improved Measures

Dan He, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xianglin Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Liqiang Wan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Feng He, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Predicting Soil Erosion and Deposition Effects on Plant Establishment: A Key to Increasing Restoration Success

J. E. Herrick, U.S. Department of Agriculture
D. P. C. Peters, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
G. S. Okin, University of California, Los Angeles
N. K. Hansen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kris M. Havstad, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Response of Potentilla acaulis Population Property to Desertification Grassland in Agro‐Pastoral Ecotone of Northern China

J. Mi, China Agricultural University, China
J. Wang, China Agricultural University, China
L. Lin, China Agricultural University, China
Kun Wang, China Agricultural University, China

Remote Sensing to Detect Deterioration of Flooding Pampa Rangeland by the Use of Glyphosate

E. J. Jacobo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
A. Rodriguez, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
N. Heinrich, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
L. Fraschino, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Efforts to Reduce Wind Erosion from Unpaved Roads Cut through Environmentally Sensitive Alaskan and Hawaiian Rangelands

James P. Dobrowolski, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Calvin F. Bagley, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

The Study for Grassland Nutrition of Typical Grasslands Difference Degradation Grade

Yushan Jia, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Changes of Persistent Soil Seed Bank in Degraded Seriphidium transillens Desert Grassland

Guili Jin, Xinjiang Agriculture University, China
Jinzhong Zhu, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Honglai Liu, Xinjiang Agriculture University, China

The Role of Sansevieria Intermedia in Degradation and Recovery in Kenyan Drylands

Elizabeth Gallant King, Princeton University

Restoration Technologies to Improve the Grazing Capacity of Degraded Arid‐and Semi‐Arid Rangelands in South Africa

Klaus Kellner, North-West University, South Africa
Loraine van den Berg, Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, South Africa