Bush cover and range condition assessments in relation to landscape and grazing in southern Ethiopia

@article{Oba2004BushCA,
  title={Bush cover and range condition assessments in relation to landscape and grazing in southern Ethiopia},
  author={Gufu Oba and Eric Post and P. O. Syvertsen and Nils Chr. Stenseth},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={535-546}
}
Progressive growth of bush cover in dry savannahs is responsible for declines in range conditions. In southern Ethiopia, the Booran pastoralists assisted our understanding of spatial patterns of bush cover and range conditions in 54 landscape patch types grouped into six landscape units within an area of 30 000 km2. The size of landscape patches sampled was 625 m2. We assessed the relationships between bush cover, grass cover and bare soil and grazing pressure and soil erosion and changes in… CONTINUE READING

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