Grassland of the world

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ABARE AFLP aimag airag AMBA ANPP AR ARC ARC-RFI ARC-ISCW ARS AUM AUY AVHRR bag badia bod brigalow BSE CAM camp CCD Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics amplified fragment length polymorphism largest Mongolian rural administrative unit, » province, comprising several sum fermented mares milk, mildly alcoholic Argentine Merino Breeder Association annual above ground primary productivity accumulation rate Agricultural Research Council (South Africa) Range and Forage Institute (South Africa) Institute for Soil Climate and Water (South Africa) Agricultural Research Service (United States of America) animal unit month animal unit year advanced very high resolution radiometer smallest Mongolian administrative unit below sum, replacing the former soviet-type brigade semi-desert grazing land (Arabic) traditional large livestock unit in Mongolia Acacia harpophylla forest and woodlands bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) Crassulacean acid metabolism paddock (South Africa) [United Nations] Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa cation exchange capacity Confederation of Independent States Commission for Integrated Survey of National Resources (China) Consejo Nacional (Argentina) crude protein Conservation Reserve Program (United States of America) Collaborative Research Support Program (United States of America) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas

CEC CIS CISNR CONICET CP CRP CRSP CSIRO

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CYE DGR DLWG DSS DWR EEA/EEPRI ENSO ephemeroids foggage FO FSAU FSU garrigue GEF ger GIS GLASOD

comparative yield estimate daily growth rates daily liveweight gain decision support system dry weight rank Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute El Niño-Southern Oscillation ephemeroids Russian term denoting perennials whose vegetative parts die down annually (e.g. Poa bulbosa) reserved standing herbage for grazing after the growing season forage offer Food Security Analysis Unit (Somalia) former Soviet Union low growing secondary vegetation with aromatic herbs and prickly dwarf shrubs in the Mediterranean basin Global Environment Facility Mongolian herders mobile felt dwelling (Russian yurt) geographical information system Global Assessment of Soil Degradation (global study published in 1990 by the UNEP and the International Soil Reference and Information Centre in cooperation with the Winand Staring Centre, the International Society of Soil Science, FAO and the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences) Grassland Society of Southern Africa Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit high performance grazing high utilization grazing International Biological Program Instituto Ecologia Applicata, Rome, Italy Intergovernmental Authority on Development International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Instituto Nacional de Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria [National Institute for Agricultural Technology, Argentina] Instituto de Investicaciones Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) The World Conservation Union yak × cattle hybrid (Mongolia) traditional herding unit of households camping and working together (Mongolia) a collective or cooperative farm in the soviet system territory (Russian Federation) land degradation assessment in drylands leaf area index land remote-sensing satellite - thematic mapper leaf appearance rate

GSSA GTZ HPG HUG IBP IEA IGAD IGBP INIA INTA IFEVA-UBA IUCN khainag khot ail Kolkhoz Kray LADA LAI Landsat TM LAR

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LER LEWS LFA liman LLS LSU LTER LWG malezales masl matorral MAP negdel NDVI NIRS NOAA nomadism Oblast OM otor PAGE PAR PAP ppm PROLANA rakhi RAPD RASHN RCE SAGPyA SETCIP Sovkhozy SP SPOT SPUR2 sum

leaf expansion rate Livestock Early Warning System landscape function analysis flood meadow (Russian Federation) leaf life span livestock unit Long-Term Ecological Research (this is a Network/Program in the United States of America) liveweight gain marshy, low-lying wetlands - South America metres above sea level drought-resistant Mediterranean scrub, taller than garrigue (= French maquis) mean annual precipitation Mongolian former cooperative - replaced by sum normalized differnce vegetation index near infra-red spectroscopy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States of America) generally used of pastoral groups thought to have no fixed base, but follow entirely erratic rain storms region (Russian Federation) organic matter movement of livestock to distant pasture to improve condition policy analysis of the greenhouse effect photosynthetically active radiation primary aerial productivity parts per million El Programa para Mejorar la Calidad de la Lana Argentina alcoholic drink distilled from airag random amplified polymorphic DNA Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences regional centre of endemism Secretaría de Agricultura Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos, (Argentina) Secretaría de Ciencía, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva state-operated agricultural estate in the former USSR for specialized large-scale production secondary production Satellite probatoire d'observation de la Terre (Experimental Earth Observation System) Simulation of Production and Utilization of Rangelands (software) Mongolian administrative unit, below aimag

transhumance pastoral systems where people with their animals move between distinct seasonal pastures, usually at considerable distance or altitude from each other

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tugrik togrog UFRGS UNEP USGS/EDC UVB veldt WWF zud

or Mongolian national currency Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul [Federal University of Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil] United Nations Environment Programme United States Geological Survey/EROS Data Center ultraviolet B extensive grasslands in South Africa World Wide Fund for Nature climatic disaster that affects livestock - usually deep frozen snow which denies access to grazing, but may be lack of snow to drink, unusual cold, or drought (Mongolian)

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