Track 1-13: Monitoring and Managing Grass and Forage Biomass Resources at the Landscape Level

The 22rd International Grassland Congress (Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities) took place in Sydney, Australia from September 15 through September 19, 2013.
Proceedings Editors: David L. Michalk, Geoffrey D. Millar, Warwick B. Badgery, and Kim M. Broadfoot
Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Kite St., Orange New South Wales, Australia

22nd International Grassland Congress Theme 1:
Improving Production Efficiency to Revitalise Grasslands:
Monitoring and Management of Grasslands:
Monitoring and Managing Grass and Forage Biomass Resources at the Landscape Level

Monitoring Landscape Changes Using Remote Sensing Technology in Southern Africa

Anthony R. Palmer, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

Spatial Variability of Soil Phosphorus in Grazing Systems

Mark Trotter, University of New England, Australia
Warwick B. Badgery, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
Joshua Barron, University of New England, Australia
Chris Guppy, University of New England, Australia
Rebecca Haling, University of New England, Australia
David Mitchell, Industry and Investment NSW, Australia
Geoff Millar, Industry and Investment NSW, Australia

The Influence of Geo-Morphological Landscape Patterns on Vegetation Characteristics in Tajikistan Grasslands

Mounir Louhaichi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Aziz Nubekov, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Uzbekistan
Abdulla Madaminov, Tajik Research Institute of Livestock, Tajikistan
Barbara Rischkowsky, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Ethiopia

Identifying Grazing-Driven Plant Indicators of Rangeland Degradation in Semi Arid Zones of Uzbekistan

Toshpulot F. Rajabov, Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan
Bakhtiyor K. Mardonov, Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan
Mahmud A. Muminov, Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan

Describing Ecological Potential and Ecological States of Rangeland to Support Livestock Management in Mongolia

D. Bulgamaa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
U. Budbaatar, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
S. Sumjidmaa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
T. S. Enkh-Amgalan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
J. W. Van Zee, U.S. Department of Agriculture
B. Bolormaa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
L. Otgontuya, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia

Spatial GIS Database for Adaptive Grassland Management in Dudhwa National Park, India

Neha Midha, WWF-India, India
Pradeep K. Mathur, Wildlife Institute of India, India

Calibration of the Rising Plate Meter for Pasture Yield Determination in Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) Over-Sown with Ryegrass (Lolium spp.)

Janke van der Colf, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Philip R. Botha, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Robin Meeske, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Wayne F. Truter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Landscape Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Rangeland of Borana, Southern Ethiopia: Implication for Management

T. Abate, University of Dilla, Ethiopia
A. Angassa, University of Cologne, Germany

An Efficient Sampling Protocol for Sagebrush/Grassland Monitoring

Larry L. Larson, Oregon State University
Mounir Louhaichi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Patrick E. Clark, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Douglas E. Johnson, Oregon State University

Estimating Pasture Land Cover in the New England Region of Northern New South Wales

Graham E. Donald, University of New England, Australia
Mark Trotter, University of New England, Australia
Elizabeth L. Hulm, CSIRO, Australia

Resilience and Degradation in a Tropical Wetland Overgrazed by Cattle

Sandra A. Santos, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Cranfield University, UK
Dylan Young, Cranfield University, UK

Optimising Management to Achieve Sustainable Economic Yields from Grasslands

Karl Behrendt, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Introducing the GIS-Based Ecological Carrying Capacity Model of Nutrition Resources

Gholamreza Badjian, Islamic Azad University, Iran

The Impact of Different Herdsmen’s Size on Grassland Ecosystem of Eastern Transect in Tibetan Plateau: A Case Study from Maqu

Huilan Wei, Lanzhou University, China
Xin Zong, Lanzhou University, China
Da Guo, Lanzhou University, China
Longfei Yan, Lanzhou University, China
Yang Liu, Lanzhou University, China

Grazing Alters Ecosystem Functioning and C:N:P Stoichiometry of Grasslands along a Regional Precipitation

Yongfei Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianguo Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chris M. Clark, Arizona State University
Qingmin Pan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lixia Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shiping Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qibing Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xingguo Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Structure and Formation of Cattle Tracks in Sloping Pasture

Yoshiharu Hosokawa, University of Miyazaki, Japan

Monitoring Snow-Caused Disasters Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies in Pastoral Areas

Tiangang Liang, Lanzhou University, China
Wei Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Qisheng Feng, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaodong Huang, Lanzhou University, China

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Global Potential Vegetation Distributions Simulated by CSCS Approach

Qisheng Feng, Lanzhou University, China
Tiangang Liang, Lanzhou University, China
Jiexie Hong, University of Texas at San Antonio
Xiaodong Huang, Lanzhou University, China
Jizhou Ren, Lanzhou University, China

Graphical Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Forage Quality

A. Bracher, Research Station Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux, Switzerland
M. Böhlen, University of Zürich, Switzerland
F. Cafagna, University of Zürich, Switzerland
A. Taliun, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Spatial Variability and Seasonal Change of Radioactive Caesium Concentration in Grassland Vegetation

Mikinori Tsuiki, Iwate University, Japan
Saaya Eguchi, Iwate University, Japan
Yusuke Nagata, Iwate University, Japan
Takeki Maeda, Iwate University, Japan

Resource Variations across the Landscape Mediate the Impact of Grazing on Vegetation in Mongolian Rangeland under High Climatic Variability

Kaoru Kakinuma, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tomoo Okayasu, University of Tokyo, Japan
Takehiro Sasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Undarmaa Jamsran, Mongolian State University of Agriculture, Mongolia
Toshiya Okuro, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kazuhiko Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Management Effects on the Vegetation of Rangeland in the Middle of Southern Slope of Tianshan Mountains

Linqiao Xi, Tarim University, China
Shuqi Wu, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Hui Liu, Tarim University, China
Dong Wang, Tarim University, China
Chunhui Ma, Shihezi University, China