Track 2-15: Biodiversity and Conservation of Grasslands

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:
Degradation, Reclamation and Protection of Grasslands for Environment and Biodiversity:
Biodiversity and Conservation of Grasslands

Biodiversity Mainstreaming in South Africa’s Production Landscapes: Lessons and Achievements

Aimee Ginsburg, Benefits SE, South Africa
Anthea Stephens, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
Mahlodi Tau, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
Emily Botts, Benefits SE, South Africa
Stephen Holness, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Management of Tall Wet Grasslands in Dudwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh, Indian Terai Protected Areas–Conservation Implications

Harish Kumar, World Wide Fund for Nature India, India

Steppes and Grasslands in Morocco: Diversity, Functional Ecology and Socio-Economic Role

Mohammed Sghir Taleb, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco
Jalal El Oualidi, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco

Integration of Biodiversity and Agricultural Production across Australian Temperate Grasslands

Kerry L. Bridle, University of Tasmania, Australia
Jim Crosthwaite
Louise Gilfedder, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Australia

Plant Species Diversity on Protected and Non-Protected Areas of Golestan National Park and Vicinity Areas

Masoume Amirkhani, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran
Elham Bagherirad, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Mansour Mesdaghi, Ferdowsi Mashad University, Iran

An Investigation into the Effects of Rural Roads on Plant Diversity of Roadsides in Arid Rangelands of Iran

Anahita Rashtian, Yazd University, Iran
Mansour Mesdaghi, Ferdowsi Mashad University, Iran

How Many Persian Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) Can Graze on Golestan National Park of Iran?

Elham Bagherirad, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Norhayati Ahmad, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Mansour Mesdaghi, Ferdowsi Mashad University, Iran
Masoume Amirkhani, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran

What Is the Effect of Long-Term Cutting versus Abandonment on the Vegetation and Chemical Properties in the Soil and the Herbage of a Mountain Hay Meadow (Polygono-Trisetion)?

Pavlů Lenka, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
Pavlů Vilém, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
Hejcman Michal, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
Gaisler Jan, Crop Research Institute, Czech Republic

Plant Species Diversity along a Precipitation Gradient in Temperate Grasslands of China and Mongolia

Yunxiang Cheng, Lanzhou University, China
Yi Sun, Lanzhou University, China
Mitsuru Tsubo, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Takehiko Y. Ito, Tottori University, Japan
Fujiang Hou, Lanzhou University, China

Integrating the Bioenergy Production with Biodiversity Conservation on Semi-Natural and Riparian Grasslands

Tomasz Goliński, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Piotr Goliński, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Bird and Mammal Fauna Assemblages in Well-Preserved Natural Grasslands of Uruguay with Different Livestock Management

Rafael A. Tosi-Germán, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Álvaro Laborda, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Sebastián Donate, INIA, Uruguay
Oscar Blumetto, INIA, Uruguay

Spider Fauna (Araneae: Araneomorphae) in Natural Grasslands of Uruguay with Different Livestock Management

Álvaro Laborda, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Rafael A. Tosi-Germán, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Sebastián Donate, INIA, Uruguay
Oscar Blumetto, INIA, Uruguay

Little Effect of Species Richness and Vegetation Composition on Herbage Production and Quality in a Permanent Temperate Grassland

Johannes Isselstein, Georg-Agust-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Tatiana From, Georg-Agust-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Ute Petersen, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Germany
Nicole Wrage-Mönnig, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Germany

The Role of Botanical Garden of PBAI in Bydgoszcz in Promoting the Crop and Usage of Perennial C4 Grasses in Poland

Włodzimierz Majtkowski, National Centre for Plant Genetic Resources, Poland
Gabriela Majtkowska, Plant Root Crop Production Technology, Poland
Bartosz Tomaszewski, National Centre for Plant Genetic Resources, Poland