Book 2008

Fragmentation in Semi-Arid and Arid Landscapes

Consequences for Human and Natural Systems

ISBN: 978-1-4020-4905-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-4906-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Introduction and Framework

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-24

      Global Significance of Extensive Grazing Lands and Pastoral Societies: An Introduction

    2. Chapter

      Pages 25-44

      Fragmentation of Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems: Implications for People and Animals

    3. Chapter

      Pages 45-91

      Causes and Consequences of Herbivore Movement in Landscape Ecosystems

  3. Case Studies

    1. Australia

      1. Chapter

        Pages 93-112

        Changing Patterns of Land Use and Tenure in the Dalrymple Shire, Australia

      North America

      1. Chapter

        Pages 113-134

        From Fragmentation to Reaggregation of Rangelands in the Northern Great Plains, USA

      2. Chapter

        Pages 135-150

        Land Use, Fragmentation, and Impacts on Wildlife in Jackson Valley, Wyoming, USA


      1. Chapter

        Pages 151-178

        Ideology, Land Tenure and Livestock Mobility in Kazakhstan

      2. Chapter

        Pages 179-193

        Policy Changes in Mongolia: Implications for Land Use and Landscapes


      1. Chapter

        Pages 195-224

        Fragmentation of a Peri-Urban Savanna, Athi-Kaputiei Plains, Kenya

      2. Chapter

        Pages 225-253

        Processes of Fragmentation in the Amboseli Ecosystem, Southern Kajiado District, Kenya

      3. Chapter

        Pages 255-279

        Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania: Fragmentation of a Unique Region of the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

      4. Chapter

        Pages 281-304

        North-West Province, South Africa: Communal and Commercial Livestock Systems in Transition

  4. Issues Of Fragmentation And Complexity: A Synthetic Perspective

    1. Chapter

      Pages 305-340

      The Drivers of Fragmentation in Arid and Semi-Arid Landscapes

    2. Chapter

      Pages 341-367

      Comparing Landscape and Infrastructural Heterogeneity within and between Ecosystems

    3. Chapter

      Pages 369-389

      Responses of Pastoralists to Land Fragmentation: Social Capital, Connectivity and Resilience

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 391-411