Grazing value evolution of the post-fire colonizing vegetation in pine forests of southwestern Albacete province (Spain)

  • J. J. Martinez Sanchez Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • P. Ferrandis Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • J. Mª. Herranz Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • A. Burgos Centro de investigación Agraria
Keywords: Fire, extensive livestock, plant sucession, grazing value

Abstract

In the present paper, changes in grazing value of colonizing vegetation in a burnt area in the southwestern Albacete were studied. A diacrhonyc study was employed in order to measure the cover of colonizing vegetation during the first five years after fire. The results pointed out the importance of colonizing plant communities as pasture, due to the presence of many herbaceous species having a high grazing value. The reduction of herbaceous species number and their cover from the third post-fire year, gave an ephemeral nature to this grazing resourcer. In the last of study, woody species with a low grazing value were the predominant species.

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Published
1996-06-01
How to Cite
Martinez SanchezJ. J., FerrandisP., HerranzJ. M., & BurgosA. (1996). Grazing value evolution of the post-fire colonizing vegetation in pine forests of southwestern Albacete province (Spain). Forest Systems, 5(1), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.5424/551
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Research Articles