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- Toledo, David, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- ARS USDA Submissions 2014 v.69 no.4 pp. 110A
- community ecology; cropland; decision making; ecosystems; forage production; grasses; grassland soils; grazing; grazing lands; hydrology; land evaluation; land use change; livestock; pastures; plant ecology; range management; rangeland soils; rangelands; resource allocation; shrubs; vegetation; wildlife; United States
- ... The status of grazinglands in the USA is increasingly dynamic with large areas being converted to cropland in response to demands for increased crop production. Here we focus on two types of grazinglands: rangelands and pasturelands. Rangelands are usually defined as natural ecosystems in which the native vegetation is predominantly grasses, grass-like plants or shrubs, and are generally used for ...
- Toledo, David, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- ARS USDA Submissions 2014 v.69 no.3 pp. 73A
- biogeochemical cycles; ecosystem services; ecosystems; energy flow; hydrologic cycle; inventories; rangeland soils; rangelands; soil productivity; soil quality; soil treatment; Great Plains region
- ... As the science related to soil and rangeland health evolves, so do their protocols and assessment methodologies. Rangeland health assessments consist of evaluating how well ecological processes such as the water cycle, energy flow and nutrient cycling are functioning at a site. Soil health is the capacity of a soil to maintain its function and flow of ecosystem services given a specific set of phy ...