Assessing Drought Vulnerability Using a Socioecological Framework

Joel R. Brown, Doug Kluck, Chad McNutt, Michael Hayes

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27 Scopus citations


• Drought is a persistent problem on rangelands and adjusting management to respond appropriately is critical to both preserving natural resources and to maintaining financial viability.• We explore the value of using a structured assessment approach to determining both social and ecological vulnerability.• This approach allows for the identification of vulnerable ecosystems and business operations at regional and local scales as a basis for developing effective policies and programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationRangelands
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • climate change
  • policy
  • rangeland drought
  • vulnerability assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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