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Table 1 Use and change indicators and the assessment criteria

From: Piospheric influence on forage species composition and abundance in semi-arid Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Indicator Likert
Trampling intensity Likert scale
1 = very low, 2 = low, 3 = moderate, 4 = high, 5 = very high
Percent exposure Likert scale
1 = very low, 2 = low, 3 = moderate, 4 = high, 5 = very high
Plant height Height
Signs of erosion (gullies, rills, litter dams, pedestals) Dummy
Soil surface hardness Likert
1 = very soft, 2 = soft, 3 = moderately hard, 4 = hard, 5 = very hard