Drylands and global change: Rainfall variability and sustainable rangeland production

TitleDrylands and global change: Rainfall variability and sustainable rangeland production
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsReynolds J.F., Fernandez R.J, Kemp P.R.
EditorWatanabe K.N, Komanine A.(eds.)
Book TitleProceedings of the 12th Toyota Conference: Challenge of Plant and Agricultural Sciences to the Crisis of the Biosphere on the Earth in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century
PublisherR. G. Landes Company
CityAustin, Texas
Accession NumberJRN00298
Call Number00781
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AbstractThis chapter reviews the extent of global change in drylands and some of its ecological and societal consequences. It also discusses rainfall variability as one component of potential climate change and how it affects primary production in rangelands. This is illustrated with a case study of a rangeland in southern New Mexico using a physiologically-based ecosystem model. It suggests that basic ecological knowledge should be an essential component of assessment frameworks.
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