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Science You Can Use (SYCU) - Where’s the beef? Predicting the effects of climate change on cattle production in western U.S. rangelands

Author(s):

Sue Miller
John Tanaka

Year:

2017

Publication type:

Science Bulletins and Newsletters

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 27. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

Description

Cattle production capacity on western rangelands is potentially vulnerable to climate change through impacts on the amount of forage, changes in vegetation type, heat stress, and year-to-year forage variability. The researchers in this study projected climate change effects to rangelands through 2100 and compared them to a present-day baseline to estimate vulnerability of cattle operations.

Citation

Miller, Sue; Reeves, Matt; Bagne, Karen; Tanaka, John. 2017. Science You Can Use (SYCU) - Where’s the beef? Predicting the effects of climate change on cattle production in western U.S. rangelands. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 27. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

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