Rangelands at equilibrium and non-equilibrium : recent developments in the debate

@inproceedings{Vetter2005RangelandsAE,
  title={Rangelands at equilibrium and non-equilibrium : recent developments in the debate},
  author={Susanne Vetter},
  year={2005}
}
This paper reviews the predictions and management implications of two current paradigms in the ecology and management of arid and semi-arid rangelands. The equilibrium model stresses the importance of biotic feedbacks such as density-dependent regulation of livestock populations and the feedback of livestock density on vegetation composition, cover and productivity. Range management under this model centres on carrying capacity, stocking rates and range condition assessment. In contrast, non… CONTINUE READING
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