Track 2-02: Assessment of Grassland Condition, Stability and Sustainability

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:
Assessment of Grassland Condition, Stability and Sustainability

Toward a Method of Collaborative, Evidence-Based Response to Desertification

Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Joel R. Brown, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jason W. Karl, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jeffrey E. Herrick, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kris Havstad, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Using Participatory Research, Remote Sensing and Field Surveys to Build a State and Transition Model for the Native Pastures of Northern Uruguay

Marcelo Pereira Machín, Instituto Plan Agropecuario, Uruguay

A Technique to Evaluate Rangeland Health

N. Barakanova, Pasture Department, Kyrgizstan
B. Kirychuk, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Canada

Differences in Species Composition of the Soil Seed Banks among Degraded Patches in an Agro-Pastoral Transition Zone in Inner Mongolian Steppe

Gaowen Yang, China Agricultural University, China
Nan Liu, China Agricultural University, China
Hanshu Zhou, China Agricultural University, China
Yingjun Zhang, China Agricultural University, China

The Dilemma of Using Sward Height as a Management Tool for Intensively Grazed Sheep Pasture in Spring

David R. Stevens, AgResearch, New Zealand
Andrew J. Wall, AgResearch, New Zealand
Bryan R. Thompson, AgResearch, New Zealand
Karren T. O’Neill, AgResearch, New Zealand
Ian C. Scott, AgResearch, New Zealand

Sward Management Targets in Natural Grasslands of Southern Brazil

Carolina Bremm, Agricultural and Livestock Research Foundation, Brazil
Jean C. Mezzalira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Lidiane Fonseca, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Carlos A. O. Oliveira, Agricultural and Livestock Research Foundation, Brazil
Emilio A. Laca, University of California, Davis
Carolina S. Silva, Agricultural and Livestock Research Foundation, Brazil
Luis H. S. Correia, Agricultural and Livestock Research Foundation, Brazil
Paulo C. de F. Carvalho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Behaviour of Grazing Goats on Tanzania Grassland under Different Residue Leaf Area Index in Southeastern Brazil

Ana C. Ruggieri, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Nailson L. S. Lemos, University of Northeast Bahia State. Brazil
Victor C. Silva, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Naomi C. Meister, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Fernando O. Alari, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

The Development of a Grazing Rating Index to Identify the Biomass Removed and the Plant Species and Parts Eaten by Grazing Sheep

Felicity Cox, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Warwick B. Badgery, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
David R. Kemp, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Gaye L. Krebs, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

Vegetation Survey Undertaken Using Automatically Located Photographs during Horse Trek in the Dachigam National Park, India

Aya Nishiwaki, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Nobumi Hasegawa, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Rikako Kimura, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan

Drought Monitoring and Evaluating for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Grassland

Shuan Qian, China Meteorological Administration, China

Agroecosystem Health Cards: A Practical Tool for Sustainable Management of Grasslands

Iker Mijangos, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Isabel Albizu, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Mikel Anza, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Iker Martin, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Sorkunde Mendarte, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Lur Epelde, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain
Carlos Garbisu, Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development, Spain