Natural area needs for range research

TitleNatural area needs for range research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsHulbert, LC
JournalProceedings of the International Rangeland Congress
Pagination263 -265
Accession NumberKNZ0022

Range research should include the natural ecosystem as part of the experiemental design much more than it has in the past. We need to study natural ecosystems and compare them with domestic- animal-grazed systems to gain research objectives and detect unintended effects much earlier than without such comparisons. Where natural ecosystem research areas are not available, they should be promptly established because suitable sites continually decline. Fortunately, support for natural area preservation and research is increasing rapidly