Recent Submissions

  • What explains positive social outcomes of community-based rangeland management in Mongolia? 

    Author(s):Ulambayar, Tungalag; Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria; Batjav, Batbuyan; Baival, Batkhishig
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Community-based rangeland management (CBRM) has been proposed as a promising option to reduce rural poverty and resource degradation in Mongolia. However, results have been mixed. Studies about the factors influencing CBRM ...
  • What matters most in institutional design for community-based rangeland management in Mongolia? 

    Author(s):Ulambayar, Tungalag; Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria; Batjav, Batbuyan; Baival, Batkhishig
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    This study tested the effect of institutional design principles on social outcomes of evolving pastoral institutions in post-socialist Mongolia. Using data from 77 community-based rangeland management (CBRM) groups and 392 ...
  • Do formal, community-based institutions improve rangeland vegetation and soils in Mongolia more than informal, traditional institutions? 

    Author(s):Reid, Robin S.; Jamsranjav, Chantsallkham; Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria E.; Angerer, Jay; Tsevlee, Altanzul; Yadambaatar, Baasandorj; Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar; Ulambayar, Tungalag
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Since the 1990's, herding communities across Mongolia have established over 2000 community-based rangeland management (CBRM) organizations to improve livestock grazing management and reverse perceived declines in rangeland ...
  • Time series analysis of satellite greenness indices for assessing vegetation response to community based rangeland management 

    Author(s):Angerer, J. P.; Kretzschmar, J. K.; Chantsallkham, J.; Jamiyansharav, K.; Reid, R.; Fernandez-Gimenez, M. E.
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    After the transition of Mongolia's agriculture sector to a market economy in the early 1990's, community-based rangeland management (CBRM) organizations have been established across Mongolia to cooperatively manage rangeland ...
  • Management of dzud risk in Mongolia: mutual aid and institutional interventions 

    Author(s):Thrift, Eric D.; Ichinkhorloo, Byambabaatar
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Heavy livestock losses from severe winter conditions (dzud) in Mongolia in recent years have prompted a variety of interventions by government and development agencies, aiming to reduce herders' vulnerability to severe ...
  • Resilience, values and ecosystem services: innovations in rangeland governance 

    Author(s):Upton, Caroline; Dulmaa, D.; Nyamaa, N.
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Mongolia's socio-ecological rangeland systems face a number of critical, contemporary challenges. Climatic change, persistent poverty and growing land use conflicts, especially around mining, pose complex problems both for ...
  • Dzud and thresholds of 'property' in Mongolian pastoralism 

    Author(s):Murphy, Daniel J.
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Property and its allocation are key elements of resilience within socio-ecological systems. This presentation compares ethnographic and survey data on shifting ideas of property from 2008 to similar data gathered in 2014 ...
  • Contemporary mobility of herders in central Mongolia 

    Author(s):Jargalsaikhan, Azjargal; Batjav, Batbuyan; Baival, Batkhishig; Ulambayar, Tungalag; Lhagvasuren, Tamir; Tsogtbaatar, Solongoo
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Social-ecological changes occurring in recent years have complicated herders' migration patterns, and because of rangeland climate variability, nomadic movement patterns have changed. The aim of this study was to determine ...
  • Evolution of common resource tenure and governing: evidence from pastureland in Mongolia Plateau 

    Author(s):Zhang, Yaoqi; Amarjargal, Amartuvshin
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    Land tenure is to define who hold the land as well as the relationship between tenant and the lord. Most fundamentally tenure and changing tenure is capturing the value of the resource. The nature of the resource and ...
  • To fence or not to fence?: Perceptions and attitudes of herders in Inner Mongolia 

    Author(s):Xu, Yecheng; Zhang, Yaoqi; Gao, Liping; Qiao, Guanghua; Chen, Jiquan
    Date Issued:2015-06
    Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
    The most important part of recent grassland tenure reforms in Inner Mongolia has been to divide the collective grassland to household level, then fence and enclose grassland. Fencing is a form of strongest signal of private ...