21. Is the Historical Range of Variation Relevant to Rangeland Management?

  1. John A. Wiens2,3,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward4,5,
  3. Hugh D. Safford6,7 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen8
  1. Brandon T. Bestelmeyer

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch21

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Bestelmeyer, B. T. (2012) Is the Historical Range of Variation Relevant to Rangeland Management?, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 3

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 4

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 8

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. USDA - ARS Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 88003, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • HRV and rangelands, problems of managing change;
  • rangelands, reference conditions for ecological processes;
  • appropriate benchmarks, models of change for land areas;
  • rangeland health and “landscape function”;
  • rangeland health and methodology, and rangeland managers;
  • rangeland directional changes, and altered feedbacks;
  • climate change and alternative regime models;
  • northern Chihuahuan Desert, shifting to “incumbent” regime;
  • HRV in understanding ecosystems, effects of human activities;
  • HRV relevance in rangeland management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • HRV in Practice

  • Rangeland Health

  • Climate Change and Alternative Regime Models

  • Conclusion

  • References