The Project

A collaborative 5-year research project into the causes and consequences of grassland degradation in Qinghai Province, China.

Major funding has come from the Dynamics of Coupled of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program of the National Science Foundation, with additional funding from the Trace Foundation, the Bridge Fund, and the Denver Zoological Foundation. This project is headquartered at the University of Montana's Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, with collaborative investigators at the University of Colorado, Arizona State University, and Qinghai Normal University.

Determinants of grassland dynamics in Tibetan highlands

Project Details:

Pastoralist interviews | Vegetation measurements | Experimental Exclosures 
Monitoring livestock movements | Pika ecology | Other wild herbivores