Grassland degradation and restoration: a conceptual framework of stages and thresholds illustrated by southern Brazilian grasslands

@article{Andrade2015GrasslandDA,
  title={Grassland degradation and restoration: a conceptual framework of stages and thresholds illustrated by southern Brazilian grasslands},
  author={B. Andrade and C. Koch and I. Boldrini and Eduardo V{\'e}lez-Martin and H. Hasenack and J. Hermann and J. Kollmann and V. D. Pillar and G. Overbeck},
  journal={Natureza & Conservacao},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={95-104}
}
  • B. Andrade, C. Koch, +6 authors G. Overbeck
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Natureza & Conservacao
  • Abstract Land degradation is a complex concept that integrates different aspects, including changes in soil conditions, biodiversity, productivity and socio-economic implications, compared to a reference state. We propose a new conceptual framework to analyze degradation stages and restoration thresholds in species-rich natural grasslands. The framework integrates different degradation stages with their respective thresholds and describes key processes of land-use change that lead to certain… CONTINUE READING
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