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Rangeland degradation has been identified as a serious concern in alpine regions of western China on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau (QTP). Numerous government-sponsored programs have been initiated, including many that feature

Rangeland degradation has been identified as a serious concern in alpine regions of western China on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau (QTP). Numerous government-sponsored programs have been initiated, including many that feature long-term grazing prohibitions and some that call for eliminating pastoralism altogether. As well, government programs have long favored eliminating plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae), assumed to contribute to degraded conditions.

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    • 2015-07-24
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132897
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      1939-1560

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    Harris, R. B., Wenying, W., B., Smith, A. T., & Bedunah, D. J. (2015). Herbivory and Competition of Tibetan Steppe Vegetation in Winter Pasture: Effects of Livestock Exclosure and Plateau Pika Reduction. Plos One, 10(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132897

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