Range ecology at disequilibrium
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CTA. 1993. Range ecology at disequilibrium. Spore 47. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Range ecology at disequilibrium edited by Roy Behnke Jr lan Scoones and Carol Kerven 1993 248pp ISBN 0 85003 195 8 Pbk ODI, Regent's College Inner Circle Regent's Park London NW1 4NS UK
In this book, the authors review recent biological research in African rangelands and highlight its management implications for future donor and national government policies. The relationship between livestock numbers and range degradation is debated, and more appropriate techniques for the assessment of rangeland carrying capacity and degradation are proposed. Contributors argue that the mainstream view of range science is fundamentally flawed in its application to certain rangeland ecologies and forms of pastoral production. If range management is to be of any use in these settings, conventional theories and recommended management practices require not minor adjustment but a thorough re-examination. This book provides an opportunity for such a reassessment. Range ecology at disequilibrium edited by Roy Behnke Jr lan Scoones and Carol Kerven 1993 248pp ISBN 0 85003 195 8 Pbk ODI, Regent's College Inner Circle Regent's Park London NW1 4NS UK