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Management of water resources for grasslands

Code: 9781838796945
Jean L. Steiner, Pradeep Wagle and Prasanna Gowda, Grazing Lands Research Laboratory – USDA-ARS, USA

Chapter synopsis: Grasslands support essential food and fibre production, biodiversity, and water function and other ecosystem services. Planted or native grasslands are typically located on drier, steeper or less fertile areas of any region. This chapter discusses water requirements of temperate pastures, monitoring and modelling grassland vegetation and water use, drought monitoring, and water resources management in grasslands.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0024.13
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Water requirements of temperate pastures 3 Factors affecting soil health 4 Monitoring and modelling grassland vegetation and water use 5 Impact of drought on grasslands 6 Drought monitoring methods 7 Global climate change impacts on grasslands 8 Water resources management in grasslands 9 Future trends and where to find further information 10 References

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