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A simulation model of long-term climate, livestock and vegetation interactions on communal rangelands in the semi-arid Succulent Karoo, Namaqualand, South Africa



A simulation model of long-term climate, livestock and vegetation interactions on communal rangelands in the semi-arid Succulent Karoo, Namaqualand, South Africa



Ecological Modelling 183(2/3): 211-230



The communal areas of the semi-arid (200 mm) winter-rainfall Namaqualand region of South Africa are heavily utilised by a large number of subsistence farmers who keep sheep and goats. For several decades, farmers have maintained, on average, more than twice the number of animals on the rangeland than the number recommended by the Department of Agriculture for neighbouring commercial enterprises.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2004.07.028


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