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Research Article

Measuring the Impacts of Community-based Grasslands Management in Mongolia's Gobi

  • Craig Leisher mail,

    cleisher@tnc.org

    Affiliation: Central Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Sebastiaan Hess,

    Affiliation: Hess Environmental Economic Analyst, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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  • Timothy M. Boucher,

    Affiliation: Central Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Pieter van Beukering,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • M. Sanjayan

    Affiliation: Central Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: February 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030991

About the Authors

Craig Leisher, Timothy M. Boucher, M. Sanjayan
Central Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Sebastiaan Hess
Hess Environmental Economic Analyst, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Pieter van Beukering
Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: cleisher@tnc.org

Competing Interests

The study was partially funded by a commercial source (the Schooner Foundation). This does not alter the authors′ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL SH TB PVB. Performed the experiments: SH TB. Analyzed the data: SH TB CL. Wrote the paper: CL SH TB PVB MS.