Global Rangelands

Collection of articles, citations, reports, and other resources emanating from organizations working on rangeland management issues from around the world including articles from the Iranian Rangelands Journal

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Published: 2012
John Taylor of the University of Queensland Gaton and Mike Chuk of the Desert Channels Group discuss the ongoing encroachment of woody species in Australia's grasslands. Largely, this is because of the reduction of fire by humans on the...
Published: 2012
Chris Call of Utah State meets with Rick Danvir the wildlife biologist for the Deseret ranch. This massive 200,000 private ranch manages not only 10,000 cows, but at least as many wild herbivores and a multitude of other species. How do they keep...
Published: 2012
Currently, there are approximately 160 producing gas fields in the Cooper Basin feeding into major production facilities at Moomba in South Australia and Ballera in Queensland through an extensive network of pipelines and flowlines via major...
Published: 2012
Mining constituents about 80% of the Mongolia economy. Two decades ago, almost the entire economy was agriculture based. Mining experts predict that the new resources may last as long as fifty years.
Published: 2012
In the wake of the economy transition from sustenance to capitalism, many disposed herders have no way to survive and no way to make money. They often resort to digging for gold in the wake of larger commercial mining operations. This is a dangerous...
Published: 2012
Mongolia's rural towns are largely undeveloped and most have limited electricity. New dams are providing the energy needed for the new economy, but in combination with climate change, this electricity can sometimes be generated at the expense...
Published: 2012
Peter Schmidt of Alawoona discusses with John Taylor of the University of Queensland - Gatton the benefits of using Mulga woodlands in combination with Mitchell grass plains in his organic certified beef program.
Published: 2012
Peter Schmidt of OBE beef discusses with John Taylor of the University of Queensland - Gatton the benefits of harvesting organic Mitchell grass hay and feeding it to his USDA and NASA organic certified beef cows.
Published: 2012
John Taylor, of the University of Queensland Gatton, has been working in Australia's rangelands for over thirty years. The people that he has befriended in the Outback are creative and intelligent land managers that have as much to teach John...
Published: 2010
Two travelers seek wisdom from the past, in a land wrestling with it's future . . . for more information please visit www.autonomyproductions.com/?p=41 Orgil, the urban girl and Baagi, the hunting guide, are unlikely partners, but together...
Published: 2012
In 1861, 19 men set out on an expedition from Melbourne Australia in search of the North Coast. What happened next is one of Australia's most compelling and tragic pieces of history. John Taylor, of the University of Queensland Gatton,...
Published: 2012
These people, at the edge of the desert, are the human face of a change affecting the entire planet. The global average temperature increase in the last 40 years is about 0.7 Celsius. Mongolia has warmed three times as much.
Published: 1981
An experiment to assess the relative importance of rabbits and larger native or feral animals (mainly goats) on the vegetation of the Gammon Ranges National Park is described. The experiment consists of six sets of exclosures with unfenced controls...
Published: 1981
A comparison in western Queensland of pasture yields and stocking rates indicate that the latter are similar on mulga (Acacia aneura) rangelands to those on the Mitchell grass (Astrebla spp.) rangelands despite large differences in pasture biomass....
Published: 1981
In the last two decades hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by Governments in Australia .on drought relief schemes. In some cases the droughts were simply periods of below average rainfall - part of the normal cycle of seasons which semi...
Published: 1981
Land degradation in the mulga lands of far south -west Queensland is discussed in relation to the extended drought periods which occur in this area. The use of drought relief measures to provide incentives for more conservative utilisation of these...
Published: 1981
In arid and semi -arid pastoral areas, if permanent damage to rangelands in the form of accelerated erosion and pasture degradation is to be avoided early in drought periods, it is necessary to rapidly reduce stocking pressure in accordance with...
Published: 2015
This set of pocket guides, Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change, is written for you, the field agent working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support your work...
Published: 2015
A collection of peer-reviewed teaching resources, including presentations, labs, and assessments that are ready to take to the classroom. Essentially a “grab-bag” to get you out the door and on your way to a successful learning opportunity!
Published: 2015
Online distance accessible university courses offered by higher education institutions accredited by the Society for Range Management
Published: 2011
The Wambiana trial was established in December 1997 near Charters Towers to objectively test how a range of grazing strategies cope with climate variability. To ensure relevance to the grazing industry, the trial was run in close association with...
Published: 2015
Soil salinity affects a large part of the region in Iran. Salinity covers 12.5% of total area of the country. Priming of seeds in sodium chloride and water (hydro-priming) has been reported to be a simple technique for enhancing the seedling...
Published: 2015
The overgrazing and excessive utilization of rangelands has caused vegetation and soil degradation in many rangelands. In the rangeland management, the soil and vegetation elements, environmental factors and livestock should be considered as...
Published: 2015
Genetic variations within the species of Agropyron desertorum and 2 varieties of A. cristatum subsp. pectinatum var. imbricatum and A. cristatum subsp. pectinatum var. pectinatum were studied using morphological traits and total protein profiles (...
Published: 2015
Rangelands are the main sources of forage for livestock feeding by local people. Beside forage production, rangeland ecosystems provide many other goods and services such as medicinal plants, recreation, soil and water conservation, wildlife habitat...
Published: 2015
Knowledge of physiological and environmental factors is important for forage grass production. Festuca ovina is a grass species adapted to Azerbaijan region climate, Iran. This species is a valuable source for forage production and soil conservation...
Published: 2015
Accurate knowledge of spatial distribution of soil physical and chemical properties is needed for suitable management and proper use of rangelands in Masileh plain, Qom, Iran. In present study, for the spatial modeling of chemical and physical...
Published: 2015
One of the main objectives of ecosystem management is to preserve the species diversity. Many researchers regard higher species diversity as the stability of ecological systems. The aim of this study is to investigate the stability and relationships...
Published: 2015
Tragacanth Gum is one of the most important medicinal and industrial products of rangelands and is obtained from the incision of gum tragacanth-producing Astragalus including Astragalus keyserlingii. The conservation of Astragalus species in...
The Southern African environment is characterised by high levels of variability and biodiversity. Rainfall is a primary driver of the ecosystems, but its high variability limits its usefulness as an indicator of environmental change. Rainfall...
Published: 2011
This study reports on a simulation growth model developed to predict daily gain (DG) of dairy cattle heifers. The model input parameters are gross energy (GE), ash, crude protein (CP), organic matter digestibility (OMD), dry matter (DM), protein...
Published: 2015
Mongolian rangelands and the pastoral systems that depend on them are at a potential tipping point. Some research reports widespread grazing- and climate-induced degradation, while other assessments find that Mongolian rangelands are resilient but...
Published: 2010
Advance Seed, a South African based agricultural production, processing and trading organization, was established in 1966. Advance Seed is involved in all branches of the Agricultural sector including Crop Production, Cleaning, Grading and...
Published: 2012
Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.)Trotter] is an ancient and major cereal crop in Ethiopia. Increasing tef yield partly requires developing cultivars that are tolerant to low moisture supply. An experiment was carried out using 18 tef genotypes grown...
Over the past two decades, the issue of rural women in developing countries has evolved from relative obscurity to a primary concern among the growing community of researchers and policy makers who are interested in women's economic and...
Published: 2009
These Guidelines were prepared by the ASPRS Procurement Guidelines Committee, an ad hoc committee appointed by the ASPRS leadership. The Committee includes representation from the ASPRS Professional Practice Division, ASPRS members from state and...
Published: 2012
The training workshop for media practitioners on Climate Change Fact, Communication and Adaptation Strategies was organised by Global Unification, The Gambia (GU), a youth-led research and development organisation, in partnership with the Gambia...
Published: 2011
Psidium guajava (guava) is recognised as the third most important invasive alien plant species in the moist savanna biome of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The cost of initial clearing of alien plants reaches up to R3 000-00 per ha,...
Published: 2004
A three year microcosm experiment consisting of four C4 grass species, one C3 grass, and a C3 geophyte was set up to investigate production and water use efficiency of a grassland community (coastal Ngongoni veld) in response to increasing...
Published: 2011
Lack of understanding of the life history attributes and responses of savanna woody plants to disturbances, as well as the observation of unstable population structures in a keystone, savanna tree, Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (marula),...
Published: 2011
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) recently released the outcome of the South Africa–Norway bio-safety cooperation project ‘Monitoring the environmental impacts of GM maize in South Africa’. This project studied possible...
Restoration of semi-natural grassland has been successfully realized on many differing sites for many years all over Europe. Restoration success strongly depends on different factors: suitable site preparati on of receptor sites, selecti on of the...
Published: 2011
The Red List of South African plants published in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, assessed for the first time the conservation status of all 20 456 of South Africa’s described indigenous plant taxa. This assessment, led by the South...
Published: 2010
Savanna woodlands are vitally important in providing ecological services (e.g. erosion protection, micro-climate) and economic services (e.g. timber, food, fodder non-wood products, and wild-life habitats) that sustain local livelihoods and...
Published: 2015
Ecosystem services have been extensively studied in recent decades. Most of the thousands of scholarly papers published on the subject have focused on describing the production, spatial extent, and valuation of such services. Human reliance on...
Published: 2014
Riparian vegetation performs importantecosystem functions, since it maintains regionalbiodiversity and provides a range of environmentalservices. However, anthropogenic activity, land usetype, and edge effects are factors that modify theriparian...
Published: 2014
Environmental services are “the benefits people obtain from ecosystems.”1 These benefits may be categorized as provisioning services, regulating services, and cultural services (Table 1). The primary use by herders of grasslands is grazing by...
Published: 2012
The relationship between poverty and biodiversity loss can be easily misconstrued in dryland settings because of the higher proportion of drylands that appear to be in peril in developing rather than developed countries. However, it is important...
Published: 2014
Power dynamics between actors of various levels must be balanced.  Social and ecological boundaries and scales have to be reconciled and stakeholders must agree on shared values and metrics by which to evaluate performance. Researchers have examined...
Published: 2012
These guidelines have been prepared to help decision makers, who may not work routinely on pastoralist issues, to make better decisions over policies and investments that impact on pastoralists and their environments. They are somewhat technical by...