Climate variability rather than overstocking causes recent large scale cover changes of Tibetan pastures.

Abstract

The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is a globally important "water tower" that provides water for nearly 40% of the world's population. This supply function is claimed to be threatened by pasture degradation on the TP and the associated loss of water regulation functions. However, neither potential large scale degradation changes nor their drivers are known. Here, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep24367

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