Quantifying declines in livestock due to land subdivision

@inproceedings{Boone2005QuantifyingDI,
  title={Quantifying declines in livestock due to land subdivision},
  author={Randall B. Boone and Shauna B. BurnSilver and Phillip K. Thornton and Jeffrey S. Worden and Kathleen A. Galvin},
  year={2005}
}
In Kajiado District, Kenya, ranches held communally by Maasai are being subdivided into individually owned parcels. Livestock owners know that herds on parcels that are too small cannot be viable, but the decline in the capacity of parcels to support livestock has not been quantified. We used ecosystem modeling to represent the effects of subdivision as Maasai group ranches were divided into 196, 10, 5, 3, and 1 km2 parcels. Within the spatially explicit, process-based Savanna ecosystem model… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 CITATIONS

Cattle dynamics in African grazing systems under variable climates

VIEW 12 EXCERPTS
CITES METHODS & BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Effects of fragmentation on cattle in African savannas under variable precipitation

  • Landscape Ecology
  • 2007
VIEW 14 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND, METHODS & RESULTS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…