Development of a plant-soil-water (ecohydrology) model to aid in predictions of rangeland ecosystem goods and services

About the Presentation Systems analysis has aided in analyzing and predicting the impacts of various management strategies to many rangeland issues, including grazing effect on annual net primary production, animal health (e.g., livestock body condition scores), ranch profitability (i.e., from alternative stocking rates), or wildlife populations (e.g., interaction between climate and harvest strategies). Based on …

Estimating Erosion, Water Quantity and Quality Changes in Response to South Dakota Grassland Conversion using System Dynamics

About the Presentation South Dakota is a mosaic of grasslands, wetlands, and cropland. A continued shift from grassland to cropland has occurred over the past 10 years and is expected to continue for the next 50 years. The rate of future conversion may vary greatly depending on economics, policy, and demographic factors. In any case, …