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- Havstad, K., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Natural Resources and Environmental Issues 2011 v.17 pp. 1
- grasses; land management; landscapes; public lands; sand; shrubs; spatial data; vegetation; Chihuahuan Desert; New Mexico
- ... Long-term vegetation dynamics in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico have been intensively studied for over a century, and interpretations of the broad scale drivers of these dynamics are numerous. We now understand that interpretation of spatially heterogeneous change requires a more nuanced, contextualized, and detailed understanding of edaphic features and landscape characteristics. Re ...
- Havstad, K. M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Rangeland ecology & management 2012 v.65 no.6 pp. 553
- forage; grasses; grasslands; intensive farming; land cover; land use change; livestock; livestock feeds; rangelands; ruminants; rural communities; shrubs; woody plants
- ... Much of the world's rangelands are dominated by woody species. Competing land uses and continued encroachment of woody species into non-woody dominated rangelands have reduced grasslands in many parts of the world. Land use conversions to fuel and feed global populations, especially for increasing numbers of middle class people seeking broader, meat-based diets, will certainly continue. Halting an ...
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- Remote sensing of environment 2000 v.74 no.1 pp. 26
- grasslands; vegetation structure; spatial data; remote sensing; lidar; shrublands; shrubs; rangelands; multispectral imagery; Prosopis; dunes; deserts; New Mexico
- ... Since the 1880s rangeland vegetation in southern New Mexico has changed dramatically over widespread areas, typically with shrublands displacing native grasslands. Coincident with these changes in vegetation dominance are increases in soil erosion, stream channel cutting, and shrub coppice dune formation on sandy soils. Where marked transitions in vegetation type from grassland to honey mesquite s ...