Book Chapter

Application of grazing land models in ecosystem management: Current status and next frontiers

L Ma, JD Derner, RD Harmel, J Tatarko, AD Moore, CA Rotz, DJ Augustine, RB Boone, MB Coughenour, PC Beukes, MT van Wijk, G Bellocchi, BR Cullen, H Wilmer

Advances in Agronomy | Advances in Agronomy | Academic Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

© 2019 Grazing land models can assess the provisioning and trade-offs among ecosystem services attributable to grazing management strategies. We reviewed 12 grazing land models used for evaluating forage and animal (meat and milk) production, soil C sequestration, greenhouse gas emission, and nitrogen leaching, under both current and projected climate conditions. Given the spatial and temporal variability that characterizes most rangelands and pastures in which animal, plant, and soil interact, none of the models currently have the capability to simulate a full suite of ecosystem services provided by grazing lands at different spatial scales and across multiple locations. A large number of m..

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