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Semi-arid grazing systems and climate change: a survey of present modelling potential and future needs.

Published online: 02 May 2007

Authors: Tietjen, B. & Jeltsch, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Sustainable land use under climate change requires detailed knowledge of the system dynamics. This applies particularly for the management of domestic...

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Identifying trends in land degradation in non-equilibrium rangelands.

Published online: 08 Oct 1998

Authors: Pickup, G. & Bastin, G. N. & Chewings, V. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The use of changes over time in the pattern of vegetation growth across gradients of differing grazing intensity to identify trends in range condition...

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Relationships between biomass and plant species richness in arid-zone grazing lands.

Published online: 17 Oct 2001

Authors: Oba, G. & Vetaas, O. R. & Stenseth, N. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The relationship between biomass and species richness in temperate vegetation has been described as a hump-back response model. The hump-back model pr...

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Trade-off between vegetation type, soil erosion control and surface water in global semi-arid regions: a meta-analysis.

Published online: 24 Nov 2020

Authors: Wu GaoLin & Liu YiFan & Cui Zeng & Liu Yu & Shi ZhiHua & Yin Rui & Kardol, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Soil erosion control and water resource protection can closely interact during restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. In semi-arid ecosystems, an urge...

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Restoring an ecosystem unique in Europe: private-sector leverage for a land-use plan based on the restoration of biodiversity: lessons from "Opération Cossure", the first trial of an offset supply scheme in France.

Published online: 25 Jan 2017

Authors: Rouvière, L. & Thiévent, P.

Content type: Bulletin article

Located between the Rhone and the Alpilles mountains in the south of France, the Crau Plain comprises the only semi-arid steppe in western Europe. Tho...

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Impact of China's Grain for Green Project on the landscape of vulnerable arid and semi-arid agricultural regions: a case study in northern Shaanxi Province.

Published online: 03 Jun 2009

Authors: Cao ShiXiong & Chen Li & Yu XinXiao

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

China's Grain for Green Project is a rapid landscape-scale shift in ground cover and land use with significant implications for biodiversity. From 199...

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Shrub layer dynamics under different herbivore densities in an arid savanna, Botswana.

Published online: 15 Dec 1990

Authors: Skarpe, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A grazing experiment in an arid savanna in Botswana examined heavy and moderate grazing by cattle. The dynamics of the shrub layer were followed for 5...

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Land restoration in China.

Published online: 01 Sep 1990

Authors: Guo, H. C. & Wu, D. R. & Zhu, H. X.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Present land use in China is described. Problems include: desertification; erosion; salinization; underdeveloped land; and mining dereliction. Remedia...

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Desertification alters the response of vegetation to changes in precipitation.

Published online: 01 Dec 2010

Authors: Verón, S. R. & Paruelo, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Desertification is of critical concern because it may affect 40% of the global land area inhabited by more than 1 billion people. During the process o...

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Modelling patterns of defoliation by grazing animals in rangelands.

Published online: 24 Jun 1994

Authors: Pickup, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Techniques and models for identifying the distribution of grazing by domestic animals in large (>100 km2) rangeland paddocks in arid central Austra...

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