Tag: "rangelands" at biology news
...Experimental Range) will examine tipping points in rangelands
and will explore various socio-economic factors contributing to rangeland degradation. Others presenting at the session are Garry Peterson (McGill University), Lance Gunderson (Emory University), and Max Rietkerk (Utrecht University, The Netherland...
CGIAR climate change research
...ples, apricots, and chickpeas. In Syria, degraded rangelands
benefited from water harvesting by mechanizing the construction of the traditional microcatchment ridges using a specialized plow. Shrubs' survival rate was increased, and the plants survived prolonged drought. Contact: Richard Thomas, International...
Patchwork strategies may be best for restoring Texas rangelands
...esearch and Extension Centernear Vernon. Texas rangelands
have steadily declined in productivity, biodiversi... across a 400-mile north to south gradientof Texas rangelands
from Vernon to Barnhart and Uvalde, he said. Fire orroller-chopping is applied to 10 percent of each...
Advances in Forest Threat Assessment: Applications to Forest and Rangeland Management
The Problem North America's forests and rangelands
face many environmental threats that often act in concert and with no regard for land ownership and administrative boundaries. As such, they are difficult to identify and anticipate, much less manage or control. The Conference A conference will be ...
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades
...s, and large areas to forage on. The conversion of rangelands
to croplands reduced the available pasture and the collection of firewood by many, not necessarily just the pastoralists, reduced range quality. The lesson is that increasing population pressure not accompanied by management practices compatible wit...
Livestock grazing study finds moderate grazing beneficial to Great Basin plant communities
...ooked for differences between grazed and un-grazed rangelands
in Nevada. The study, called "Vegetation change a...rior grazing practices. In order to compare grazed rangelands
that had been un-grazed, 28 exclosure sites--four-acre parcels enclosed by barbed wi...