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Range Ecology at Disequilibrium: New Models of Natural Variability and Pastoral Adaptation in African Savannas

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Distinguished contributors review recent biological research on African rangelands and highlight its implications for future donor and national government policy. They debate the relationship between livestock numbers and range degradation and propose more appropriate techniques for the assessment of rangeland carrying capacity and degradation. They argue that the mainstream view of range science is fundamentally flawed in its application to certain rangeland ecologies and forms of pastoral production. In these settings, conventional theories and recommended management practices must be thoroughly re-examined.

Roy H. Behnke Jr, Ian Scoones and Carol Kerven