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A large fraction of the world grasslands and savannas are undergoing a rapid shift from herbaceous to woody-plant dominance. This land-cover change is expected to lead to a loss in

A large fraction of the world grasslands and savannas are undergoing a rapid shift from herbaceous to woody-plant dominance. This land-cover change is expected to lead to a loss in livestock production (LP), but the impacts of woody-plant encroachment on this crucial ecosystem service have not been assessed. We evaluate how tree cover (TC) has affected LP at large spatial scales in rangelands of contrasting social–economic characteristics in the United States and Argentina.

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  • 2014-09-02
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1073/pnas.1320585111
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      0027-8424
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      1091-6490

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    Anadon, Jose D., Sala, Osvaldo E., Turner, B. L., II, & Bennett, Elena M. (2014). Effect of woody-plant encroachment on livestock production in North and South America. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(35), 12948-12953. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1320585111

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