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- Pfeiffer, Mirjam; Langan, Liam; Linstädter, Anja; Martens, Carola; Gaillard, Camille; Ruppert, Jan C.; Higgins, Steven I.; Mudongo, Edwin I.; Scheiter, Simon
- Ecological modelling 2019 v.395 pp. 11-22
- perennials, etc ; annuals; atmospheric precipitation; carrying capacity; climate change; community structure; dry environmental conditions; ecosystems; farmers; functional diversity; grasses; grazing effects; livelihood; livestock; models; overgrazing; rangeland degradation; rangelands; vegetation; South Africa; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... Semi-arid tropical rangelands substantially contribute to livelihoods of subsistence farmers, but are threatened by undesired vegetation shifts due to climate change and overgrazing. Grazing-induced shifts of the grass community composition are often associated with rangeland degradation. To identify sustainable management strategies, a process-based understanding of grass functional diversity and ...