High-Reliability Pastoralism Versus Risk-Averse Pastoralism

  title={High-Reliability Pastoralism Versus Risk-Averse Pastoralism},
  author={Emery Roe and Lynn Huntsinger and Keith Labnow},
  journal={The Journal of Environment \& Development},
  pages={387 - 421}
The literature on pastoralism is sufficiently rich to accommodate two very dif ferent models ofpastoralism. Currently, virtually all attention given to pastor alism focuses on herder risk aversion, ecological adaptation, and the need for herd mobility in the face of an unpredictable environment. In contrast to the model of risk-averse pastoralism, the disequilibrium-based models of ecological dynamics on rangelands, often referred to as the new range ecology, enable us to see pastoralism as a… 

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