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Getzin, S. 2005. The suitability of the degradation gradient method in arid Namibia. African Journal of Ecology, 43(4): 340-351


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The suitability of the degradation gradient method in arid Namibia.

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The Degradation Gradient Method (DGM) is a sophisticated technique for the assessment of range condition. It applies multivariate analyses of herbaceous species data to detect subtle degrees of overgrazing. The suitability of this multivariate method was tested in the central Highland Savanna of Namibia by comparing its results against a univariate analysis of herbaceous data in a simple but robust Range-Unit Model. Keywords: aridity, cover and density data, grazing gradient, ordinations, species response curves, topographical heterogeneity.

Year: 2005

Type: Journal Article

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