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Pastoralists as optimal foragers? Reoccupation and site selection in the deserts of post-Soviet Kazakhstan

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This study explores the drivers of site selection amongst livestock owners under conditions of increasing animal numbers following a low point in the 1990s. Our major goal was to understand whether livestock owners are acting as 'optimal foragers', targeting areas of highest forage availability as they colonise previously empty areas. The results presented here suggest that they do not. Initially, distance from home settlement was the dominant determinant of site occupancy, with closer sites ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10745-016-9870-5

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Robinson, S More by this author
Kushenov, K More by this author
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Department:
Merton College
Publisher:
Springer US Publisher's website
Journal:
Human Ecology Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
5–21
Publication date:
2016
Acceptance date:
2016-11-17
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EISSN:
1572-9915
ISSN:
0300-7839
Pubs id:
pubs:660154
URN:
uri:7bc69efd-5741-455a-9090-dc12c677ec7c
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uuid:7bc69efd-5741-455a-9090-dc12c677ec7c
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pubs:660154

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