Effect of herbivory on the growth and photosynthesis of replanted Calligonum caput-medusae saplings in an infertile arid desert

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Replanted Calligonum caput-medusae saplings in the Tarim River watershed face short-term and frequent herbivory by goats, which can result in either growth inhibition or stimulation. The effects of herbivory on shrub saplings are unclear. We simulated herbivory with clipping to test two hypotheses. We hypothesized that (1) moderate herbivory may positively… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-013-0286-7

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