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Title: Relationship between small ruminants behaviour and landscape features in Northeast of Portugal
Authors: Castro, Marina
Castro, José
Gómez Sal, Antonio
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: IPB, IUFRO
Citation: Castro, Marina; Castro, José Ferreira; Gómez Sal, Antonio (2010) - Relationship between small ruminants behaviour and landscape features in Northeast of Portugal. In Azevedo, João; Feliciano, Manuel; Castro, José; Pinto, Maria Alice (Eds.) Book of abstracts of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference: Forest Landscapes and Global Change ‐ New Frontiers in Management, Conservation and Restoration. Bragança: IPB, IUFRO. ISBN 978‐972‐745‐111‐1
Abstract: In Northeast Portugal, most small ruminant production is an extensive activity based on grazing itineraries. The shepherds direct their flocks on daily grazing itineraries across different patches of landuse. The study of livestock activities permits understanding the animal’s perception of landscape. Animal activities (grazing, resting and walking) were also affected by landscape attributes. The aim of the study was to examine the relationships between livestock behavior and landuse types, and to check how they change throughout the year and the time of day (temperature and vegetation moisture effect). Having an understanding of animal landscape use could help to develop strategies to better management the landscapes and its temporal changes.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978‐972‐745‐111‐1
Appears in Collections:ARN - Posters em Encontros Científicos Internacionais

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