Modelling the effects of water-point closure and fencing removal: a GIS approach.

  title={Modelling the effects of water-point closure and fencing removal: a GIS approach.},
  author={F. P. Graz and M. Westbrooke and S. Florentine},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
Artificial water-points in the form of troughs or ground tanks are used to augment natural water supplies within rangelands in many parts of the world. Access to such water-points leads to the development of a distinct ecological sub-system, the piosphere, where trampling and grazing impact modify the vegetation. This study aims to consolidate existing information in a GIS based model to investigate grazing patterns within the landscape. The model focuses on the closure of water-points and… Expand
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