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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Rangelands and Global Change

Authors
item Brown, Joel - USDA-NRCS
item Blank, Robert
item Mcpherson, Guy - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
item Tate, Kenneth - UNIV. OF CALIF. DAVIS

Submitted to: Society of Range Management
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2005
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
Citation: Brown, J.R., Blank, R.R., Mcpherson, G.R., Tate, K.W. 2005. Rangelands and global change. Issue Paper created by the Society of Range Management. 8 p.

Technical Abstract: This is an issue paper written under the auspices of the Society for Range Management. This issue paper does not contain an abstract, but for purposes of the ARS 115 the following was written by Robert R. Blank. Global change is affecting rangelands. Land use patterns, invasions by exotic species, elevated atmospheric CO2, alteration of atmospheric chemistry, and changes in global climate have the potential to dramatically alter rangeland function and productivity. Future management of rangelands must be forward-thinking, adaptive, and flexible to enhance ecosystem resilience and productivity.

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