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dc.contributorHassan, Sawsanen_US
dc.contributorKaabneh, Awaden_US
dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.creatorMoyo, Hloniphanien_US
dc.identifier.citationHloniphani Moyo, Sawsan Hassan, Awad Kaabneh, Mounir Louhaichi. (25/4/2018). Assessing the impact of livestock grazing on vegetation dynamics of the Jordanian Badia. Wageningen, Netherlands: The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe major drivers leading to rangeland degradation include overgrazing, climate change and encroachment of rain fed agriculture. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the response of vegetation characteristics to two years protection in the arid rangelands during the spring season of Majidya, Jordan Badia. Biomass production and plant density were estimated using 1 m2 quadrats. Three transects of 50 m long each, were established in both protected and the open grazing plots to determine plant cover parameters. Results indicate significant differences for aboveground vegetation biomass and plant density between the open grazed and protected plots (P<0.001). The total plant density and biomass production of the protected plots were significantly 6.3, 2.8 times higher, respectively, than an open grazed plots. On the other hand, unpalatable species like Anabasis syriaca dominated vegetation in open rangelands, while protecting the rangeland enriched annual and perennial grasses regeneration by 40%, compared to the open grazing plots. The results suggest that carefully planned grazing management may provide a sustainable management tool to sustain rangeland resources in the arid regions.en_US
dc.publisherThe Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)en_US
dc.subjectgrazing impactsen_US
dc.titleAssessing the impact of livestock grazing on vegetation dynamics of the Jordanian Badiaen_US
cg.creator.idMoyo, Hloniphani: 0000-0002-5938-2117en_US
cg.creator.idHassan, Sawsan: 0000-0002-5057-8957en_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant coveren_US
cg.subject.agrovocrangeland degradationen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Center Jordan - NARC Jordanen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.funderArab Fund for Economic and Social Development - AFESDen_US
cg.contributor.projectSustainability and Operation of the Regional Research Centers in a Number of Arab Countries (Phase II)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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