Michael William Tom

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Livestock grazing is a common and extensive land use practice in the United States occurring in a wide range of habitat types. As such, livestock grazing has the potential to alter ecosystem structure, function and community composition. The primary component (Chapter 1) of this thesis examined the effects of cattle grazing in a San Joaquin Valley grassland(More)
To Alevtina and Sophia ii Acknowledgments This work would not have been possible without the help of many people. First, I would like to thank my adviser Prof. Yuri Antipov for his time, patience and guidance during my years of study at the Louisiana State University. His willingness to share his expertise and provide valuable advice is greatly appreciated.(More)
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