Chapter 4. Rangeland Conservation and Shrub Encroachment: New Perspectives on an Old Problem

  1. Johan T. du Toit Head professor2,
  2. Richard Kock Manager3 and
  3. James C. Deutsch4
  1. Steven R. Archer Professor

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch4

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

How to Cite

Archer, S. R. (2010) Rangeland Conservation and Shrub Encroachment: New Perspectives on an Old Problem, in Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (eds J. T. du Toit, R. Kock and J. C. Deutsch), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317091.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Utah State University, USA

  2. 3

    Zoological Society of London, UK

  3. 4

    Cambridge University and Imperial College, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Arizona, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177856

Online ISBN: 9781444317091

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Keywords:

  • rangeland conservation and shrub encroachment;
  • woody plant (WP) encroachment on rangelands;
  • terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP);
  • forage production and livestock safety and WP effects;
  • WPs effects and stream flow and groundwater recharge;
  • conservation biology;
  • WP dominance influencing biogeochemical cycles;
  • Integrated brush management systems (IBMS);
  • biogeochemical cycle changes and land surface–atmosphere interactions;
  • WP proliferation and managing rangelands

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why has woody plant abundance increased on rangelands?

  • Traditional perspectives on woody plant encroachment

  • Emerging perspectives on woody plant encroachment

  • Brush management in the twenty-first century

  • Woody plants in future environments

  • Conclusions

  • References