Restoration of Ecosystem Carbon Stocks following Exclosure Establisment in Communal Grazing Lands in Tigray, Ethiopia
The study examines changes in ecosystem Carbon stocks (ECS) after the establishment of exclosures on communal grazing lands. Exclosures are areas where livestock are prohibited from grazing.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors found that all exclosures displayed higher ECS than the communal grazing lands, and that ECS increased with time in exclosures. The authors establish baseline information for ECS in exclosures to be used as part of a wider analysis to decide whether or not additional communal grazing lands should be exclosed.
Restoration of Ecosystem Carbon Stocks Following Exclosure Establishment in Communal Grazing Lands in Tigray, Ethiopia. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 2011;75:246–256. doi:10.2136/sssaj2010.0176..
- Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems, Buesgen Institute, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
- Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia