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dc.contributorBen Salem, Farahen_US
dc.contributorTarhouni, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorOuled Belgacem, Azaiezen_US
dc.creatorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.identifier.citationMounir Louhaichi, Farah Ben Salem, Mohamed Tarhouni, Azaiez Ouled Belgacem. (22/7/2016). Modelling the Impact of Human and Climate Change on Stipa Tenacissima Distribution in the Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands of North Africa. Saskatoon, Canada: Alan Iwaasa (Curator), H. A. (Bart) Lardner, Walter Willms, Michael Schellenberg, Kathy Larson.en_US
dc.description.abstractRangelands in the Southern part of Tunisia are characterized by the extent of the impact of human induced activities in particular overgrazing and encroachment of cultivation into best rangeland sites (Ouled Belgacem et al., 2008). Furthermore, climatic changes are expected to increase the inter-annual variability of rainfall for many locations and to raise annual mean temperatures globally (IPCC, 2012). In fact, the scenarios developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) project a further increase in global mean surface temperature of 2–6 °C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, increased incidence of floods and droughts, and spatial and temporal changes in precipitation patterns (IPCC, 2007). However, these projections provide little information on how this might affect rangeland plant communities at the local scale. The purpose of this study is to assess the vulnerability of the ecologically and economically important native rangeland plant species Stipa tenacissima L. This research is needed to develop strategies for climate change adaptation. The adaptation measures should focus on building and strengthening the resilience of these fragile ecosystems.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Rangelands Congressen_US
dc.subjectclimate adaptationen_US
dc.subjectecological modelingen_US
dc.subjectspecies occurrenceen_US
dc.subjectcrop encroachmenten_US
dc.titleModelling the Impact of Human and Climate Change on Stipa Tenacissima Distribution in the Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands of North Africaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.idOuled Belgacem, Azaiez: 0000-0002-5946-7540en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerArid Regions Institute - IRAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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