Contrasting Effects of Different Mammalian Herbivores on Sagebrush Plant Communities

@inproceedings{Veblen2015ContrastingEO,
  title={Contrasting Effects of Different Mammalian Herbivores on Sagebrush Plant Communities},
  author={Kari E Veblen and Kyle C. Nehring and Christopher M. McGlone and Mark E. Ritchie},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Herbivory by both grazing and browsing ungulates shapes the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems worldwide, and both types of herbivory have been implicated in major ecosystem state changes. Despite the ecological consequences of differences in diets and feeding habits among herbivores, studies that experimentally distinguish effects of grazing from spatially co-occurring, but temporally segregated browsing are extremely rare. Here we use a set of long-term exclosures in northern… CONTINUE READING
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