Desertification and livestock grazing: The roles of sedentarization, mobility and rest

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Summary: This paper suggests that livestock may be a solution to the problem of land degradation in arid and semiarid rangeland ecosystems. It investigates the history of desertification around the world and finds that of the many contributing factors, the singular commonality was the “prevalence of partial or total rest.”

Weber, Keith, and Shannon Horst. 2011. “Desertification and livestock grazing: The roles of sedentarization, mobility and rest.”  Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 1 (19):1-11. doi: 10.1186/2041-7136-1-19. http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/1/1/19

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