The Mongolian Rangeland and Resilience (MOR2) project database is the outcome of 5 years of data collection and analysis (2010-2015) comprised of multiple types of data, organized into different thematic datasets, gathered by an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural research team (e.g., hydrologists, ecologists, geographers, and social scientists from US and Mongolia). Data are: social, ecological and hydro-meteorological data, herder environmental observations, and geospatial data. Data were collected from formally organized community-based rangeland management (CBRM) groups and those adhering to traditional herding practices (non-CBRM). CRBM and non-CBRM organization level social data were collected from 142 pastoral groups, household level social data collected from 706 households, ecological data collected from 143 winter pasture areas at three different distances along a grazing intensity gradient from winter camps. Ecological plot level climate data from the WorldClim (1950-2000), Climate Prediction Center (1979-2012), and APHRODITE (1961-2007), and Mongolian national statistics on livestock numbers and livestock-owning households are included in this database.

Acknowledgements

We thank the following organizations that provided funding for data collection, entry or analysis:

National Science Foundation BCS-1011801, The World Bank, US AID, American Association of University Women, Open Society Institute, and the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University.

The following individuals guided establishment of on-line data archive at Colorado State University:
Tobin Magle, Mara Sedlins, and Daniel Draper.

The following institutions helped and participated in the project:

Nutag Action Research Institute, Mongolian Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Mongolian Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolian Society for Range Management, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Green Gold Project), Wildlife Conservation Society Mongolia Office, Mongolian Institute of Botany, Mongolian Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolian State Agricultural University’s Center for Ecosystem Studies, Texas A&M University and Colorado State University.

Recent Submissions

  • MOR2 hydraulic field data 

    Author(s):Venable, Niah B.H.; Fassnacht, Steven R.; Jigjisuren, Odgarav; Jamiyankhuyag, Sukhbaatar
    Date:2020
    This record contains spreadsheets with location and measurements data from hydrologic (streamflow) and hydraulic (floodplain characteristics) work performed in Summer 2012 by S.R.Fassnacht, Niah B.H. Venable, Odgarav ...
  • MOR2 hydrology field data 

    Author(s):Venable, Niah B.H.; Fassnacht, Steven R.; Jigjisuren, Odgarav; Jamiyankhuyag, Sukhbaatar
    Date:2020
    This record contains tables with location and measurements data from hydrologic (streamflow) work performed in Summer 2012 by S.R.Fassnacht, Niah B.H. Venable, Odgarav Jigjisuren and Sukhbaatar Jamiyankhuyag.
  • MOR2 plot level climate data 

    Author(s):Angerer, Jay
    Date:2020
    MOR2 study plot level climate data from the WordClim (1950-2000), Climate Prediction Center (1979-2012), and APHRODITE (1961-2007).
  • MOR2 ecological data 

    Author(s):Reid, R.S.; Jamsranjav, C.; Fernández-Giménez, M.E.; Laituri, M.; Jamiyansharav, Kh.; Altanzul, T.; Baasandorj, Ya.; Zumberelmaa, D.
    Date:2020
    MOR2 ecological data were collected from 143 winter camps at three different grazing distances in four different ecological zones. Ecological field data includes soil pit descriptions, soul surface data including resource ...
  • MOR2 organization profile survey data 

    Author(s):Fernández-Giménez, M.E; Ulambayar, Tungalag; Baival, Batkhishig; Batjav, Batbuyan; Laituri, Melinda; Linn, Sophia; Roynane, Bridget; Holfelder, Kirsten; Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar
    Date:2020
    Organization level social data were collected from 142 pastoral groups
  • Mongolian livestock data 

    Author(s):Angerer, Jay; Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar
    Date:2020
    The file “Mongolia_livestock_numbers_1970_2014.tsv” contains the raw livestock numbers and the conversions to sheep units collected by Jay Angerer (jangerer@brc.tamus.edu) on 09/07/2016 from The Mongolia Office of National ...
  • MOR2 hydro meteorological data 

    Author(s):Venable, Niah B.H.; Fassnacht, Steven R.; Jigjisuren, Odgarav
    Date:2020
    This data set is an archive of monthly precipitation, maxiumum temperature, minimum temperature, mean monthly streamflow, and median monthly streamflow data for selected stations in the Khangai Mountain region.
  • MOR2 household survey data 

    Author(s):Fernández-Giménez, M.E.; Ulambayar, Tungalag; Baival, Batkhishig; Batjav, Batbuyan; Laituri, Melinda; Linn, Sophia; Roynane, Bridget; Holfelder, Kirsten; Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar
    Date:2020
    Household level social data were collected from 706 households
  • Mongolian herder households 

    Author(s):Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar; Fernández-Giménez, M.E.
    Date:2020
    This file contain machine-readable data detailing the number of livestock owning households in Aimags in Mongolia. Number of herder households obtained from the Mongolian statistical bulletins from each year (1991-2012). ...