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Ideal Free Distributions of Mobile Pastoralists in Multiple Seasonal Grazing Areas

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dc.contributor.author Moritz, Mark
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Ian M.
dc.contributor.author Scholte, Paul
dc.contributor.author Chen, Yu-Jen
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T16:14:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-02T16:14:51Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9608
dc.description.abstract "The pastoral system in the Far North Region of Cameroon is best described as an open system in which mobile pastoralists have open access to common-pool grazing resources. We hypothesized that there is a self-organizing management system of open access to common-pool grazing resources and predicted that we would find an Ideal Free Distribution (IFD) of mobile pastoralists within seasonal grazing areas. In this paper we used mobility data and remote sensing data from two seasonal grazing areas at the end of the dry season in three consecutive years to evaluate that hypothesis. We found evidence of an IFD in the two seasonal grazing areas of the Logone Floodplain and the Lake Maga area. These findings offer further support for our hypothesis that there is a complex adaptive system in which pastoralists distribute themselves effectively over available grazing resources." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject adaptive systems en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.title Ideal Free Distributions of Mobile Pastoralists in Multiple Seasonal Grazing Areas en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Cameroon en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Rangeland Ecology & Management en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 67 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 641-649 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth November en_US

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