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Livestock management in the American Southwest: ecology, society, and economics


Jemison, R. and C. Raish, eds. 2000. Livestock management in the American Southwest: ecology, society, and economics. Elsevier Press, 612 pp.

Livestock Management in the American Southwest: Ecology, Society, and Economics is unique and especially valuable for its combination of ecological, cultural and socio-economic information on livestock management in a single volume. Over the years it has become increasingly apparent that range management and range condition relate as much to human socio-cultural interactions as they do to physiographic and ecological conditions. Thus, understanding the interplay between human and natural forces is critical to comprehending rangeland use and health problems. Unfortunately these factors are seldom considered together as interacting forces.

This volume is designed to remedy that disparity, with chapters addressing both ecological conditions and human use patterns. The book begins with an introduction to the topic and a history of livestock grazing in the southwest from 1540 to the present, followed by overviews of current conditions, literature reviews, and discussions of future research needs for range and ecosystems of the area. Desert grasslands, plains grasslands, pinyon-juniper rangelands, montane rangelands, and riperian areas are treated in separate chapters.

Please Note: This publication is only available for purchase from the Elsevier Web site.
Livestock Management in the American Southwest: Ecology, Society, & Economics
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/620931/description or http://www.elsevier.nl

Hardbound, ISBN: 0-444-50313-7


Title: RMRS Other Publications: Livestock management in the American Southwest: ecology, society, and economics
Electronic Publish Date: May 14, 2004
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May 14, 2004

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