Table 1. The biophysical features of the study sites.


Site name

District
Mean annual precipitation (mm)
(1988–2009)

Soils

Vegetation
Goodhope Southern 475 Noncalcareous loam Acacia giraffae tree savanna
Matlolakgang Kweneng 434 Noncalcareous sand Central Kalahari bush savanna
Xanagas Gantsi 368 Calcareous Northern Kalahari tree and bush savanna