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Sheep utilize grass forage resources in landscapes too poor to use for more intensive agricultural purposes, and sheep husbandry is a cornerstone of the economy in many rural areas of Norway. Currently some 2 million sheep are released each summer onto outlying pastures.
The predicted climate change with more precipitation, warmer temperature, and an overall increase in variability are of an order of magnitude that several stages in the production cycle of sheep may be affected.
The overall aim is to understand how climate variability affects the ecology and economy of sheep production in ecosystems differing in productivity and stocking rates to enable prediction of how climatic regimes can best be met by management actions.