The challenge of rangeland degradation in a temperate semiarid region of Argentina: The Caldenal

@article{Fernandez2009TheCO,
  title={The challenge of rangeland degradation in a temperate semiarid region of Argentina: The Caldenal},
  author={Osvaldo Alberto Fernandez and Marlon Gil and Roberto Alejandro Distel},
  journal={Land Degradation \& Development},
  year={2009},
  volume={20}
}
The phytogeographical region known as the Caldenal comprises an area of approximately 10 million ha in the central temperate part of Argentina (35–40° S, 62–66° W). The original physiognomy of the vegetation consisted of a gramineous steppe with isolated shrubs and trees. Rangeland deterioration was initiated in the early‐1900s with the introduction of livestock by the colonizing European ranchers. After a few decades of inappropriate use, the Caldenal proved to be a fragile environment. Major… 
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