Regional analysis of climate, primary production, and livestock density in inner Mongolia.

@article{Yu2004RegionalAO,
  title={Regional analysis of climate, primary production, and livestock density in inner Mongolia.},
  author={Mei Yu and James E. Ellis and Howard E. Epstein},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1675-81}
}
Overstocking is believed to be one of the principal causes for grassland degradation in northern China. For this reason, quantification of overstocking and spatiotemporal analysis are needed for this area. In this study, the relationship between annual rainfall and grassland aboveground net primary production (ANPP) was analyzed using data from 1982 to 1991 in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), China. Subsequently, rainfall-based livestock carrying capacity was estimated and combined… CONTINUE READING