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dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Patrick G.
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Bruce D.
dc.contributor.authorRew, Lisa J.
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Colter
dc.contributor.authorBekkerman, Anton
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T21:04:28Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T21:04:28Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationLawrence, Patrick G., Bruce D. Maxwell, Lisa J. Rew, Colter Ellis, & Anton Bekkerman. (2018). Vulnerability of dryland agricultural regimes to economic and climatic change. Ecology and Society, 23(1). doi:10.5751/es-09983-230134en_US
dc.identifier.issn1708-3087
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14834
dc.description.abstractLarge-scale agricultural systems are central to food production in North America, but their ubiquity could be threatened by vulnerability to economic and climatic stressors during the 21st century. Prior research has focused on understanding the influence of climatic changes on physiological processes in these systems and has increasingly recognized that other factors such as social, economic, and ecological variation and the interaction among these factors may cause unexpected outcomes. We assess the vulnerability of large-scale agricultural systems to variation in multiple stressors and investigate alternative adaptation strategies under novel conditions. We examine dryland farms in Montana’s northern Great Plains (NGP), which represent large-scale semiarid agricultural systems that are likely to be affected by climate change. Farmers in the NGP have experienced three distinct periods of economic- and drought-related stressors since the 1970s, primarily driven by uncertainty in soil moisture, but at times amplified by uncertainty in nitrogen fertilizer and wheat prices. We seek to better understand how farmers evaluate and respond to these conditions. The results indicate that although farmers perceived few alternative agronomic options for adapting to drought, strategies for adapting to high input prices were more plentiful. Furthermore, we find that increasing the overall resilience of dryland agricultural systems to economic and climatic uncertainty requires intrinsic valuation of crop rotations and their field-specific response to inputs.en_US
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dc.rightsCC BY-NC, This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, and although your new works must also acknowledge the original creator and be non-commercial, you don’t have to license your derivative works on the same terms.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleVulnerability of dryland agricultural regimes to economic and climatic changeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleEcology and Societyen_US
mus.citation.volume23en_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.5751/es-09983-230134en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.departmentLand Resources & Environmental Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.departmentSociology and Anthropology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
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