A Better World for Bryophytes? A Rare and Overlooked Case of Positive Community-Wide Effects of Browsing by Overabundant Deer

@inproceedings{Chollet2013ABW,
  title={A Better World for Bryophytes? A Rare and Overlooked Case of Positive Community-Wide Effects of Browsing by Overabundant Deer},
  author={Simon Chollet and Christophe Baltzinger and Soizic Le Saout and Jean-Louis Martin},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract: During the twentieth century, populations of several deer species (Cervidae) increased dramatically in temperate and boreal forests worldwide, leading to major changes in forest plant and animal communities. The effect of deer overabundance on understory vegetation has been documented repeatedly. In situations of severe browsing pressure, even the least palatable vascular plants were negatively affected. However, deer impact on bryophytes has been greatly under-investigated despite… 
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