The Scopus sample was screened for country names to assess the distribution of geographical focus within the records on pastoralism and rangelands. Most countries were mentioned less than five times, but some countries stood out with more than 100 hits: China (406 hits), Mongolia (246 hits), Australia (224 hits), Kenya (163 hits) and Ethiopia (128 hits). A few countries with more than 50 per cent of their land classed as rangelands had no records: the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Swaziland (now known as Eswatini), Ivory Coast and Uruguay. The low number of hits for certain countries, such as Canada and the United States, may be due to writing traditions. For example, domestic journals do not always include the name of the country, but refer instead to a state or a region within a state. Red circles indicate countries mentioned, with the size reflecting the number of mentions. Blue countries were not mentioned in the sample searched.
From collection: A case of benign neglect - Knowledge gaps about sustainability in pastoralism and rangelands