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Fragmentation in semi-arid and arid landscapes : consequences for human and natural systems

Author: Kathleen A Galvin; Jim Ellis
Publisher: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the concept of fragmentation as it applies to arid, pastoral systems throughout the world. With information from nine sites around the world, this book examines how fragmentation occurs, the patterns that result, and the consequences of fragmentation for ecosystems and the people who depend on them for their livelihoods.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Galvin; Jim Ellis
ISBN: 9781402049057 1402049056 9781402049064 1402049064
OCLC Number: 465459690
Notes: Publication dedicated to the late Jim Ellis.
Description: xv, 411 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Global significance of extensive grazing lands and pastoral societies: an introduction / Robin S. Reid, Kathleen A. Galvin, Russell S. Kruska --
Fragmentation of arid and semi-arid ecosystems: implications for people and animals / N. Thompson Hobbs [and others] --
Causes and consequences of herbivore movement in landscape ecosystems / Michael B. Coughenour --
Changing patterns of land use and tenure in the Dalrymple Shire, Australia / Chris J. Stokes [and others] --
From fragmentation to reaggregation of rangelands in the Northern Great Plains, USA / Jill M. Lackett, Kathleen A. Galvin --
Land use, fragmentation, and impacts on wildlife in Jackson Valley, Wyoming, USA / Jill M. Lackett, N. Thompson Hobbs --
Ideology, land tenure and livestock mobility in Kazakhstan / Iliya I. Alimaev, Roy H. Behnke, Jr. --
Policy changes in Mongolia: implications for land use and landscapes / Dennis Ojima, Togtohyn Chuluun --
Fragmentation of a peri-urban savanna, Athi-Kaputiei plains, Kenya / Robin S. Reid [and others] --
Processes of fragmentation in the Amboseli ecosystem, southern Kajiado District, Kenya / Shauna B. BurnSilver, Jeffrey Worden, Randall B. Boone --
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania: fragmentation of a unique region of the Greater Serengeti ecosystem / Kathleen A. Galvin [and others] --
North-West Province, South Africa: communal and commercial livestock systems in transition / Kathleen A. Galvin [and others] --
The drivers of fragmentation in arid and semi-arid landscapes / Roy H. Behnke --
Comparing landscape and infrastructural heterogeneity within and between ecosystems / Randall B. Boone, Shauna B. BurnSilver, Russell L. Kruska --
Responses of pastoralists to land fragmentation: social capital, connectivity and resilience / Kathleen A. Galvin.
Other Titles: Fragmentation in semiarid and arid landscapes
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen A. Galvin [and others].

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With detailed data from nine sites around the world, the authors examine how the so-called `fragmentation' of these fragile landscapes occurs and the consequences of this break-up for ecosystems and  Read more...

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