Track 2-07: Climate Change Impacts on Grassland Production, Composition, Distribution and Adaptation

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:
Climate Change and Impacts on Grasslands:
Climate Change Impacts on Grassland Production, Composition, Distribution and Adaptation

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Managed Grassland Production Using a Bio-Economic Modelling Approach

Robert Finger
Pierluigi Calanca, ART Research Station, Switzerland
Simon Briner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Elevated CO2 Impacts on Grazed Pasture: Long-Term Lessons from the New Zealand FACE

Michael B. Dodd, AgResearch, New Zealand

Eco-Efficiency of Forage Production in Northern Germany

Antje Herrmann, Kiel University, Germany
Sandra Claus, Kiel University, Germany
Christof Kluß, Kiel University, Germany
Friedhelm Taube, Kiel University, Germany

Comparative Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Options across the Southern Australian Livestock Industry

Afshin Ghahramani, CSIRO, Australia
Andrew D. Moore, CSIRO, Australia

Future Climate Change Impacts on Pasture Biomass in Mongolia

Erdenetsetseg Baasandai, Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Mongolia
Erdenetuya Magsar, National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia, Mongolia

Impacts of Future Climate Change on Net Primary Productivity of Grassland in Inner Mongolia, China

Qiuyue Li, China Agricultural University, China
Xuebiao Pan, China Agricultural University, China
Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University
Lizhen Zhang, China Agricultural University, China
Xiaoyu Wei, China Agricultural University, China
Zhihua Pan, China Agricultural University, China
Yinlong Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Impact on Grassland Biomass from Climate Warming and Drying

Suying Li, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China
Li Yang, Inner Mongolia University, China

Impacts of Projected Climate Change on Pasture Growth and Safe Carrying Capacities for Three Extensive Grazing Land Regions in Northern Australia

Giselle L. Whish, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Robyn A. Cowley, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
Lester I. Pahl, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Joe C. Scanlan, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Neil D. MacLeod, CSIRO, Australia

Assessing Resilience of Pasture Production to Climatic Changes

Brendan R. Cullen, University of Melbourne, Australia
Richard P. Rawnsley, University of Tasmania, Australia
Richard J. Eckard, University of Melbourne, Australia

Estimated Effects of Climate Change on Grassland Production and Legume Content across Southern Australia

Andrew D. Moore, CSIRO, Australia
Afshin Ghahramani, CSIRO, Australia

Precipitation Pattern Change Influence on Vegetation of Xilingol Grassland in Inner Mongolia, China

Wulanbter, Inner Mongolia Ecological and Agricultural Meteorological Center, China
Yurong Wei, Inner Mongolia Ecological and Agricultural Meteorological Center, China
Pengtao Liu, Inner Mongolia Ecological and Agricultural Meteorological Center, China
Xirong Jiang, Hulunbeir Meteorological Bureau, China

Climate Changes and Trends in Phenology of Woody and Herb Plants in Inner Mongolia, 1981–2010

Yurong Wei, Inner Mongolia Ecological and Agricultural Meteorological Center, China
Yanfang Cao, Inner Mongolia Meteorological Information Center, China
Zhicun Wang, Chifen Meteorological Bureau, China
Xuebiao Pan, China Agricultural University, China

Photosynthetic Response of Two Caragana Species to the Stimulated Climate Change in Mu Us Sand Land of Northwest China

Zhirong Zheng, Nankai University, China
Yubao Gao, Nankai University, China
Shihai Lu, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China

Data Integration and Modelling for the Assessment of Future Climate Change Impacts on Natural Pasturelands of the Alps

Camilla Dibari, University of Florence, Italy
Giovanni Argenti, University of Florence, Italy
Marco Moriondo, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Marco Bindi, University of Florence, Italy

Spatio-Temporal Changes of Snow Cover and Its Response to Climate Change over Tibetan Plateau

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

Assessment of Harvest Security of Timothy under Climate Change Condition Using a Set of Simple Criteria

Tomas Persson, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway
Mats Höglind, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway

How Agro-Pastoralists Adapt to Climate Change in the Algerian Steppe?

Slimane Bédrani, CREAD, Algeria
Mohamed El Amine Benhassine, Université de Laghouat, Algeria

CLIMAGIE: A French INRA Project to Adapt the Grasslands to Climate Change

Jean-Louis Durand, INRA, France
Jérome Enjalbert, INRA, France
Laurent Hazard, INRA, France
Isabelle Litrico, INRA, France
Catherine Picon-Cochard, INRA, France
Marie-Pascale Prudhomme, INRA, France
Florence Volaire, INRA, France

Effects of Nitrogen Supply and Nitrogen Form on Intrinsic Water-Use Efficiency in Temperate, Semi-Natural Grasslands under Rising Atmospheric CO2

Iris H. Köhler, Technische Universität München, Germany
Andy Macdonald, Rothamsted Research, UK
Hans Schnyder, Technische Universität München, Germany

Root Decomposition of Elephant Grass Pastures Grazed at Different Management Intensities

José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Hiran Marcelo Siqueira da Silva, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Maria Lúcia Silveira, University of Florida
Erinaldo Viana de Freitas, Pernambuco State Agricultural Institute, Brazil
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandre C. L. de Mello, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Climate-Smart Crop-Livestock Systems for Smallholders in the Tropics: Integration of New Forage Hybrids to Intensify Agriculture and to Mitigate Climate Change through Regulation of Nitrification in Soil

Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Manabu Ishitani, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
John Miles, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Michael Peters, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Joe Tohme, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Jacobo Arango, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Danilo E. Moreta, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Hernán Lopez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Aracely Castro, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Rein van der Hoek, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Siriwan Martens, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Glenn Hyman, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Jeimar Tapasco, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Jorge Duitama, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Harold Suarez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Gonzalo Borrero, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Jonathan Núñez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Katharina Hartmann, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Moralba Dominguez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Mauricio Sotelo, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Daniel Vergara, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Patrick Lavelle, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Guntur V. Subbarao, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan
Alvaro Rincon, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Camilo Plazas, University of Llanos, Colombia
Reynaldo Mendoza, National Agricultural University, Nicaragua
Lena Rathjen, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Georg Cadisch, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Climate-Smart Brachiaria Grasses for Improving Livestock Production in East Africa

Appolinaire Djikeng, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute Hub, Kenya
Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Donald M. G. Njarui, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
Mupenzi Mutimura, Rwandan Agriculture Board, Rwanda
John Caradus, Grasslanz Technology Limited, New Zealand
Sita R. Ghimire, International Livestock Research Institute Hub, Kenya
Linda Johnson, Grasslanz Technology Limited, New Zealand
Juan A. Cardoso, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Monday Ahonsi, International Livestock Research Institute Hub, Kenya
Segenet Kelemu, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Kenya

Identifying Target Traits for Forage Grass Breeding under a Changing Climate in Norway Using the BASGRA Model

Mats Höglind, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway
Tomas Persson, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway
Marcel van Oijen, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Fermentation Parameters of Kikuyu Grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) by in Vitro Gas Production Technique (IVGPT)

A. Marín, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
P. Giraldo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
L. A. Giraldo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Crop Production Simulation and Analysis of Climate Scenarios Based on the APSIM Model for the Long Term Run of the Western Loess Plateau

Xuan Yang, Lanzhou University, China
Yuying Shen, Lanzhou University, China

Photosynthetic and Growth Response of Triodia pungens to Elevated CO2 Concentration

Lisa Xian, The University of Queensland, Australia
Susanne Schmidt, The University of Queensland, Australia
Fernanda Dreccer, CSIRO, Australia
Paul Memmott, The University of Queensland, Australia