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- Cao, Jianjun; Adamowski, Jan F.; Deo, Ravinesh C.; Xu, Xueyun; Gong, Yifan; Feng, Qi
- Rangeland ecology & management 2019 v.72 no.6 pp. 988-995
- climate change; empirical research; grassland management; grasslands; issues and policy; livestock husbandry; overgrazing; privatization; rangelands; small mammals; soil; China
- ... In light of Harris (2010) finding insufficient evidence to assert a causal linkage between any of the seven previously proposed causative factors and grassland degradation on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP), more recent empirical studies on QTP grassland degradation were explored to ascertain whether, in fact, these factors are casually linked to grassland degradation. The mischaracterization of ...
- Bailey, Derek W.; Mosley, Jeffrey C.; Estell, Richard E.; Cibils, Andres F.; Horney, Marc; Hendrickson, John R.; Walker, John W.; Launchbaugh, Karen L.; Burritt, Elizabeth A.
- Rangeland ecology & management 2019 v.72 no.6 pp. 865-877
- animal welfare; biodiversity; browsing; defoliation; energy flow; fauna; flora; foraging; grazing; grazing management; herding; hydrologic cycle; invasive species; landscapes; livestock; livestock nutrition; monitoring; plant ecology; plants (botany); prescribed burning; products and commodities; rangelands; soil; toxins; trampling damage; vegetation; water resources; wildlife habitats
- ... Targeted livestock grazing is a proven tool for manipulating rangeland vegetation, and current knowledge about targeted livestock grazing is extensive and expanding rapidly. Targeted grazing prescriptions optimize the timing, frequency, intensity, and selectivity of grazing (or browsing) in combinations that purposely exert grazing/browsing pressure on specific plant species or portions of the lan ...