Special Issue "Advanced Grazing Management: Applied Nutritional and Foraging Ecology"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Cattle".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022 | Viewed by 195

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Pablo Gregorini
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, P.O. Box 85084, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
Interests: nutritional foraging ecology; grazing management; pastoral agricultural systems
Dr. Matthew Beck
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Guest Editor
USDA-ARS, Livestock Nutrient Management Research Unit, 300 Simmons Drive, Unit 10, Bushland, TX 79012, USA
Interests: ruminant nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

‘Grazing’ livestock fulfil essential roles in ecology, agriculture, economies, and cultures throughout the world. Not only do livestock provide food wealth but they also deliver ecological services. ‘Grazing’ as an adjective, locates livestock within a particular spatial and temporal pastoral context in which they naturally graze or are grazed. The purpose of this Special Issue and book of Animals is to deal with both the active and passive voices of the verb ‘graze’, exploring the new dynamics of grazing management and practices. Considering ‘dynamics’ as forces and or properties that stimulate change within a system or process, new and advanced thinking, as well as an understanding of grazing on the basis of nutritional and foraging ecology, will allow for a more functional and contextual view of grazing management and the spatiotemporal dynamics and impact of pastoral livestock production on landscapes.

Prof. Dr. Pablo Gregorini
Dr. Matthew Beck
Guest Editors

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  • foraging
  • ruminants
  • ecology
  • pastoral livestock

Published Papers

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