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Dougill, A. and Cox, J. Land degradation and grazinh in the Kalahari new analysis and alternative perspectives. Pastoral Development Network Series 38


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Land degradation and grazinh in the Kalahari new analysis and alternative perspectives.

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The introduction of domestic livestock to the Kalahari has been accompanied by significant changes in the rangeland ecology, reflected most obviously in a shift from herbaceous to woody plant species. The exact mechanisms behind this remain unclear, and it remains uncertain whether the vegetation changes are a direct response to increased grazing pressure, or whether they reflect more fundamental changes in ecosystem function.

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URL: http://www.odi.org.uk/work/projects/pdn/papers/38c.pdf


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