Effects of Stocking Rate on the Variability of Peak Standing Crop in a Desert Steppe of Eurasia Grassland

@article{Wang2014EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Stocking Rate on the Variability of Peak Standing Crop in a Desert Steppe of Eurasia Grassland},
  author={Zhongwu Wang and Shuying Jiao and Guodong Han and Mengli Zhao and Haijun Ding and Xinjie Zhang and Xiaoliang Wang and Eldon L Ayers and Walter David Willms and Kris Havsatad and A Lata and Yongzhi Liu},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2014},
  volume={53},
  pages={266-273}
}
Proper grazing management practices can generate corresponding compensatory effects on plant community production, which may reduce inter-annual variability of productivity in some grassland ecosystems. However, it remains unclear how grazing influences plant community attributes and the variability of standing crop. We examined the effects of sheep grazing at four stocking rate treatments [control, 0 sheep ha−1 month−1; light (LG), 0.15 sheep ha−1 month−1; moderate (MG), 0.30 sheep ha−1 month… CONTINUE READING
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