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- Macias-Duarte, Alberto, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biological conservation 2014 v.170 pp. 274-281
- Antilocapra americana; Coscinodiscophyceae; Falco; biodiversity; breeding; carrying capacity; cropland; desertification; ecosystem services; ecosystems; endangered species; falcons; grasslands; groundwater; habitat destruction; habitats; irrigated farming; land use change; migratory behavior; migratory birds; mountains; natural resources conservation; population dynamics; remote sensing; resource management; shrublands; shrubs; sustainable agriculture; valleys; Canada; Chihuahuan Desert; Great Plains region; Mexico
- ... Grasslands are one of the most imperiled ecosystems worldwide. Conversion to cropland and desertification, including shrub encroachment, are primary factors behind the loss of temperate grasslands across the globe. Governments and conservation organizations in North America have identified the highest priority grasslands from Canada to Mexico in an effort to conserve grassland biodiversity, partic ...