Ecological, Economic, and New Synthetic Perspectives in Range Management: An Interpretative Essay

International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 5, pp. 147-198, 2011

Posted: 29 May 2011

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Hamid Beladi

University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics

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Date Written: May 26, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analytically review the contemporary scientific literature in range management. To this end, we first focus on the ecology and the management of rangelands. Second, we concentrate on the economics and the management of rangelands. Third, we shed light on significant current issues in range management in countries outside the United States. Fourth, we highlight what is now often referred to as the "new range science" with its non-equilibrium view of rangelands and then we use the perspectives offered by this new science and the notion of resilience to view rangelands as both ecological-economic systems and as complex adaptive systems. Finally, we conclude our review prospectively by making four suggestions for future research in range management.

Keywords: Complex Adaptive System, Ecological-Economic System, Multiple Use, Rangeland, Stocking Rate

JEL Classification: Q24, Q57, D81

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Beladi, Hamid, Ecological, Economic, and New Synthetic Perspectives in Range Management: An Interpretative Essay (May 26, 2011). International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 5, pp. 147-198, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1853707

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