Article / Drylands / Environment / Pastoralism / Resilience / Vulnerability / Wildlife

Pastoral paradox: Communally used, commonly abused, rangelands remain demonstrations in resilience

An interesting and comprehensive paper, Dynamics and resilience of rangelands and pastoral peoples around the globe, was recently published in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 39: 217-242 (Oct 2014), DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-020713-163329. The lead author of the paper is Robin Reid, an ecologist and rangelands expert formerly with ILRI, in Nairobi, Kenya, and now director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading

Article / CCAFS / Climate Change / Environment / ILRI / ILRIComms / Pastoralism / SLS

New ‘G-range’ tool predicts how climate change will affect rangelands, which cover 45% of the world’s surface

Scientists from Colorado State University have just put the final touches on an intersting tool called: G-Range. It’s a tool that can simulate generalized changes in rangelands through time, with simulations that may span a few to thousands of years. Continue reading