Track 5-1-2: Effects of Climate Change on Biodiversity

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Effects of Climate Change on Biodiversity

Response of Dynamic Change of Vegetation Index to Precipitation Fluctuations in Hulunbeier Typical Steppe

Zhaoyan Diao, Beijing Forestry University, China
Shihai Lu, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China
Zhirong Zheng, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China
Shengxing Ye, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China

Climate Change Adaptation in Vulnerable Crop and Livestock Production Systems in Mgeta, Tanzania

Leif Jarle Asheim, Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Norway
Zabron C. Nziku, Tanzania Livestock Research Institute, Tanzania
Lars O. Eik, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Dismas Mwaseba, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
George C. Kifaro, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Effect of Climate Change in 50-Years Period on Grassland Productivity in Central Poland

Piotr Goliñski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Marek Czerwinski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Barbara Golinska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Evaluate the Interactions between Grassland Ecosystems and Precipitation Anomalies under Changing Grazing Intensity in Central Asia

Dildora Aralova, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Babatunde A. Osunmadewa, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Toderich Kristina, International Center of Biosaline Agriculture, Uzbekistan
Dilshod Gafurov, Scientific Research Institute for Cotton Breeding, Seeding, and Cultivation Agro-Technologies, Uzbekistan
Elmar Csaplovics, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil and Vegetation Characteristics and Soil-Vegetation Relationships along an Ecotone in Southern Mu Us Sandy Land, China

Yingzhong Xie, Ningxia University, China
Kaiyang Qiu, Leibniz University, Germany
Dongmei Xu, Ningxia University, China
Richard Pott, Leibniz University, Germany