Climate Change and Ecosystems of Asia With Emphasis on Inner Mongolia and Mongolia Academic Article uri icon


  • Being the most populated continent on the planet, Asia offers enormous lands for livestock, where more than half of its people live in rural areas and use the rangelands for their livelihood. For many Asian countries, rangelands represent a major land category. One country that heavily relies on rangelands is Mongolia. In Inner Mongolia and Mongolia, livestock production on rangelands is a major source of wealth and well being. However, projections relating to climate change show that Mongolia and Inner Mongolia rangelands will experience increased annual temperatures from 2.5-5.0 degrees Celsius, with increases occurring during both the winter and summer months. In the winter months across the region, precipitation will increase, and there will be a slight decrease in precipitation across the western desert steppe and a slight increase in annual precipitation across the meadow steppe to the east.

published proceedings

  • Rangelands

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Angerer, J., Han, G., Fujisaki, I., & Havstad, K.

citation count

  • 93

complete list of authors

  • Angerer, Jay||Han, Guodong||Fujisaki, Ikuko||Havstad, Kris

publication date

  • June 2008