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Document title

The opportunity costs of conserving pasture resources for mobile pastoralists in the Greater Caucasus

published at : Animals and the landscape

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NEUDERT R. (1 2) ; ETZOLD J. (1) ; MÜNZNER F. (1) ; MANTHEY M. (1) ; BUSSE S. (3) ;
(1) Institute of Botany & Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Cottbus, Cottbus, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Institute of Geography & Geology, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, ALLEMAGNE

Abstract

The AA. present an integrated appraisal of the potential stocking rates of sites based on physical site properties. They combine these ecological and agrarian analyses with the economic calculation of opportunity costs in scenarios. They apply this approach to a high mountain region in the eastern Greater Caucasus in Azerbaijan, which provides valuable ecosystem services and is heavily used as summer pasture by mobile pastoralists. The results show that stocking rates on many pastures are spatially unadjusted and destocking measures need to be implemented in order to preserve ecosystem services.

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no 4 [pp. 499-522]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Language

Anglais

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2012.728204

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