IFD May 2010-2012, Far North Region, Cameroon-reference-data

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Moritz M. 2019. IFD May 2010-2012, Far North Region, Cameroon-reference-data. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.md069588/2
The pastoral system in the Far North Region of Cameroon is best described as an open system in which mobile pastoralists have open access to common-pool grazing resources. We hypothesized that there is a self-organizing management system of open access to common-pool grazing resources and predicted that we would find an Ideal Free Distribution (IFD) of mobile pastoralists within seasonal grazing areas. In this paper we used mobility data and remote sensing data from two seasonal grazing areas at the end of the dry season in three consecutive years to evaluate that hypothesis. We found evidence of an IFD in the two seasonal grazing areas of the Logone Floodplain and the Lake Maga area. These findings offer further support for our hypothesis that there is a complex adaptive system in which pastoralists distribute themselves effectively over available grazing resources.
cattle,common-pool resources,GPS tracking,Homo sapiens,ideal free distribution,livestock,pastoralism,transhumance
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  title = {IFD May 2010-2012, Far North Region, Cameroon-reference-data},
  author = {Moritz, M},
  year = {2019},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.md069588/2},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.md069588/2},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.md069588/2
T1  - IFD May 2010-2012, Far North Region, Cameroon-reference-data
AU  - Moritz, Mark
Y1  - 2019/12/17
KW  - cattle
KW  - common-pool resources
KW  - GPS tracking
KW  - Homo sapiens
KW  - ideal free distribution
KW  - livestock
KW  - pastoralism
KW  - transhumance
KW  - Homo sapiens
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.md069588/2
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.md069588/2
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