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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Total Entries in Collection: 
120

Records in Collection

Published: 2014
Plant communities differ in their species composition, and, thus, also in their functional trait composition, at different stages in the succession from arable fields to grazed grassland. We examine whether aerial hyperspectral (414–2501 nm) remote...
Published: 2011
In Eastern Africa, and perhaps more widely, there is a disconnect between rangelands science and pastoralist rangelands management. The challenge is partly one of different knowledge systems and a failure of scientists and practitioners to...
Indigenous vegetation such as grassland provides a range of services of varying values to humanity, depending on grassland type and degree of intactness. Understanding this complex relationship in a particular ecosystem or related ecosystems is...
The Jordan Badia extends over 90% of Jordan’s landscape, with Bedouins and other villages using it for livestock grazing as part of their main economic activity. Traditional grazing systems have declined over the years, subjecting the lands to a...
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: 2011
IUCN has recently engaged in a worldwide dryland management strategy and has started in 2010 the implementation of a “Securing Rights and Restoring Drylands for Improved Livelihoods Programme”. The programme notably focuses on the conservation,...
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: 2014
The TGCI is hosting a workshop the day prior to the start of the WPC – November 11th, 2014. We encourage all those interested in grasslands conservation to attend as we are keen to have an informative update on global conservation activities and to...
Published: 2014
The fragile state of temperate indigenous grasslands globally has galvanised action in the form of the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas. However...
Published: 2013
Our Bird-friendly burning and grazing best-practice guidelines are intended to promote awareness and conservation of threatened grassland bird species, primarily in the agricultural (red meat production) sector. They are aimed at anyone working...
Published: 2014
South Africa’s grasslands stretch from the eastern seaboard into a very large part of the interior, and hold many areas considered high priority for biodiversity at an international, national and regional scale. Grasslands also provide...
Indigenous vegetation such as grassland provides a range of services of varying values to humanity, depending on grassland type and degree of intactness. Understanding this complex relationship in a particular ecosystem or related ecosystems is...
Extreme climatic variability in the rangelands makes it difficult to separate change resulting from seasonal climate variation from that driven by human activities. New ground in documenting change and its causes has been broken by the creation of...
Published: 2014
G-Range is a global rangeland model that simulates generalized changes in rangelands through time. Spatial data and a set of parameters that describe plant growth in landscape units combine with computer code representing ecological processes to...
The International Affairs Committee promotes the mission of the SRM by providing information to SRM members on rangeland science and management in an international context and by informing the international community about SRM's role and the...
The first Congress was held in 1966 at the then University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. The Society will be returning to its roots in 2015, with the 50th Annual Congress hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Province at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in...
Published: 2012
Pat Johnson and Roger Gates of South Dakota State University explain how to correctly estimate utilization of forage in a rangeland setting. Source: Autonomy Productions
Published: 2009
A brief explantion of why the Wyoming grasslands surrounding Independence Point have remained relatively unchanged over the last two centuries.
"Save the Sage" is an 8-minute, 24-second video on the benefits of good range management to the sagebrush grassland habitat, and to the sage-grouse and the livestock producers who depend upon it. This is a large file that may take several...
Published: 2009
ABC's and 123's of grazing management. Simple guidelines to help you manage your pastures to increase productivity and land health. Source: University of Wyoming Extension
Published: 2012
Some ecosystems in North America have been so radically transformed by human activity, that they have often been described as domesticated. Chris Call of Utah State University examines how cheatgrass is replacing Sagebrush systems in the lower...
"Save the Sage" is an 8-minute, 24-second video on the benefits of good range management to the sagebrush grassland habitat, and to the sage-grouse and the livestock producers who depend upon it. This is a large file that may take several...
Published: 2010
This video summarizes the importance of rangelands and rangeland management in today's society.
Published: 2009
This video gives an overview of the process of creating and selling carbon sequestration credits from western U.S. rangelands and pastures.
Published: 2011
Learn about the career of a range conservationist working for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. Source: Agriculture in the Classroom, Utah University Cooperative Extension
The National Park Service is using sagebrush, an iconic species of the American West, as an indicator of the health of western ecosystems. The more we understand complexity of ecosystems like sagebrush steppe habitat the better we'll understand...
Published: 2008
This video follows a powerpoint presentation covering the importance of rangelands and how such ecosystems function.
Published: 2012
Karen Hickman of Oklahoma State University gives an up close and personal look at a wildfire raging across her family's land. With her background in range ecology, it is the perfect opportunity to investigate land management practices that can...
Published: 2010
Ranchers and researchers restore a high-desert watershed in an area experiencing juniper enroachment.
Published: 2009
This video briefly covers some of the major changes in grazing management since the early 1900s.
Published: 2006
There is a virtual sea of resources to help you to identify invasive plants, as well as an ocean of research, resources, publications and advice on how to get rid of them. This page is intended to help a range of people: from those just learning...
Published: 2013
A collection of plant images by scientific and common name.
Published: 2010
This video explains the importance of the sagebrush ecosystem and the impacts of cheatgrass invasion and juniper enroachment on this critical resource.
Published: 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video and that are in the public domain. Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
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
This Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Published: 2012
Karen Hickman of Oklahoma State University takes us on a tour of the TNC's Tall Grass Prairie reserve. She explains the relations between historical Bison grazing, periodic fire, and drought in shaping the Tall grass prairie. With Valerie Cook...
Interpretive media is our passion—place-based, purpose-built. We produce films, exhibits, publications, mobile apps, waysides, interpretive plans, historic furnishings, artifacts, signs and so much more to help visitors experience a National Park....
Published: 2007
CalPhotos: Plants is a searchable collection of 192, 333 images of plants collected by various contributors.
Published: 2013
The NRCS Photo Gallery contains natural resource and conservation related photos from across the USA. The Gallery is a joint project between NRCS Conservation Communications and the NRCS Information Technology Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Source...
Published: 2012
Feral animals are a big problem in Australia. Recent government reports suggest they may be causing 750 million dollars of damage annually. Tom Garret is what's known as a "roo shooter." His day job is to control Kangeroos, wild boar...
Published: 2012
Our planet is warming and some types of weather have become more extreme. Does a changing climate affect the frequency or intensity of droughts? It's all explained here in this edition of Extreme Weather 101: Drought. (Source: Climate Central)
Published: 2012
The team at the National Center of Atmospheric Research explain how global temperature regimes will shift with climate change and the significance of such changes.
Published: 2012
These stories provide examples of how University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (UACE) translates research-based information to help people solve real, everyday problems and improve the quality of life. They highlight the impact UACE has had on...
Published: 2009
This video provides a quick summary of the differences between Wyoming's grazers and browsers and their dietary preferences.
Published: 2010
Bob Henson from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research helps us understand 20th century temperature changes and what this can tell us about the future. (Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Published: 2012
The beef industry has seen a remarkable transition over the last fifty years. Although, most of the animals are still born and raised by small ranches, the vast majority are processed at an industrial scale. Some groups are interested in reversing...
Published: 2009
An informational clip on recreating safely where sheep guard dogs may be present.