Number of Scopus publications on pastoralism and rangelands with keywords related to non-equilibrium ecology, per publishing year. Within the Scopus sample, the number of publications using terms often associated with the non-equilibrium theory of drylands has generally increased since 2000. The terms ‘non-equilibrium’ or ‘disequilibrium’ were mentioned 41 times in publications since 2000. The terms ‘corridor’ (usually associated with livestock movement) and ‘buffer’ (usually associated with grazing territories between groups of pastoralists) showed a steady increase since 2000. The term ‘mobility’ also showed an increase albeit a smaller one, while the term ‘rotation’ showed no significant change over the years.
From collection: A case of benign neglect - Knowledge gaps about sustainability in pastoralism and rangelands