Track 2-01: The Ecology of Grassland and Forage Ecosystems

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 2:
Improving Grassland Environment and Resources:
Ecology of Grassland and Forage Resources:
The Ecology of Grassland and Forage Ecosystems

Tactical Themes for Rangeland Research

Kris Havstad, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deb P. C. Peters, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dawn Browning, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jason W. Karl, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Darren James, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Scott Schrader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grazing Management Flexibility in Pastures Subjected to Rotational Stocking Management: Herbage Production and Chemical Composition of Kikuyu-Grass Swards

André F. Sbrissia, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Valéria P. B. Euclides, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Rodrigo A. Barbosa, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Denise B. Montagner, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Deisy A. Padilha, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Gabriela T. Santos, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Guilherme D. Zanini, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Paulo G. Duchini, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Sila C. Da Silva, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

State of Knowledge in Tiller Dynamics

Cory Matthew, Massey University, New Zealand
Mónica G. Agnusdei, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
Silvia G. Assuero, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
André F. Sbrissia, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Omar Scheneiter, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
Sila C. Da Silva, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Functional Responses of South African Rangelands in Contrasting Tenure Systems

Cristian A. Moreno García, University of Bonn, Germany
Jürgen Schellberg, University of Bonn, Germany
Frank Ewert, University of Bonn, Germany
Anja Linstädter, University of Cologne, Germany
Jan C. Ruppert, University of Cologne, Germany
Susana B. Perelman, Institute for Agricultural Plant Physiology and Ecology, Argentina

Sward Structure Effects on Light Interception in Rotationally-Grazed Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.)

Glenn E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho
Laura K. Hooper

The Effect of Exclosures on Poa bulbosa and Determination of Predation: A Case Study in the Nodoushan Rangelands, Central Steppe of Iran

Anahita Rashtian, Yazd University, Iran

The Effect of Exclosure Grazing on the Distribution Pattern of Two Important Shrubs in the Central Steppe of Iran

Anahita Rashtian, Yazd University, Iran

Grass Species Population Studies in Freshwater Pools of Sivaganga District, South India with Different Land-Use

Dorai Pandian Kannan, Thiagarajar College, India
Zachariah Miller Paul, Thiagarajar College, India

Changes in the Content and Allocation of Carbon and Nitrogen during Forage Regrowth

Huimin Yang, Lanzhou University, China
Zhennan Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaoyan Zhang, Lanzhou University, China

Temporal Variations in the Carbon and Nitrogen Ecological Stoichiometry of Lucerne

Zhennan Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Huimin Yang, Lanzhou University, China
Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China

Persistence of Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.): Relationships between Plant Population and Forage Yield

Fernando Ortega, INIA, Chile
Andrés Quiroz, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Leonardo Parra, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Juan Levío, INIA, Chile
Muriel Melo, INIA, Chile

Effects of Livestock Grazing Intensity on Reproductive Changes in Festuca ovina L.

Somaye Alidoost, University of Gorgan, Iran
Masoume Amirkhani, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran
Mousa Akbarlou, University of Gorgan, Iran
Mansour Mesdaghi, Ferdowsi Mashad University, Iran

Leaf Epidermal Descriptors of Forage from Caatinga, NE Brazil

Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Osniel F. de Oliveira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Márcio V. da Cunha, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandre C. L. de Mello, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Joelma da S. Souza, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mário de A. Lira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Threshold Dynamics of Vegetation and Their Management Implications in a Mongolian Shrubland

Takehiro Sasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Asuka Koyama, University of Tokyo, Japan
Toshiya Okuro, University of Tokyo, Japan

Canopy Height and Its Relationship with Leaf Area Index and Light Interception of Tropical Grasses

Janerson José Coêlho, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Erick Rodrigo da Silva Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
João Manoel Carneiro Leão Neto, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Márcio V. da Cunha, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandre C. L. de Mello, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mário de A. Lira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Morphogenetic and Structural Characteristics of Clones of Elephant Grass Managed under Intermittent Stocking

Carlos Augusto Brandão de Carvalho, Federal Rural of Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil
Priscila Beligoli Fernandes, Federal Rural of Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil
Domingos S. C. Paciullo, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Carlos Augusto de Miranda Gomide, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Morphological Acclimatation and Canopy Structure Characteristics of Arachis pintoi under Reduced Light and at Full Sun

Raquel S. Barro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
João C. Saibro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alexandre C. Varella, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Igor J. Carassai, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Carlos Nabinger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Gilles Lemaire, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Does the Short-Term Grazing Affect Functional Group and Plant Species Diversity of Alpine Meadow in the Tibetan Plateau?

Fuhong Miao, Lanzhou University, China
Zhenggang Guo, Lanzhou University, China
Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China