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Asymmetric Ecological and Economic Responses for Rangeland Restoration: A Case Study of Tree Thickening in Queensland, Australia

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/58817
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Abstract:
Economic motivation for implementing targeted responses to rangeland degradation often lag the events that cause degradation and existing monitoring schemes often lack the sensitivity or the connections to ecological processes to reliably serve as a basis for evaluating success. In this paper, we present an approach for quantifying the relationship of economic output and land degradation during the intermediate stages of degradation. We also propose an approach that can provide enhanced incentives to implement proven responses before degradation processes are entrained.
Author(s):
Neil D. MacLeod , Joe C. Scanlan , Joel R. Brown
Subject(s):
case studies , ecological value , economic threshold , land degradation , land restoration , motivation , rangelands , trees , Queensland
Note:
USDA Scientist Submission
Source:
Rangelands 2014 4 v.36 no.2
Language:
English
Year:
2014
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.