Effects of Wild Pig Disturbance on Forest Vegetation and Soils

  title={Effects of Wild Pig Disturbance on Forest Vegetation and Soils},
  author={Steven M Gray and Gary J. Roloff and Daniel B Kramer and Dwayne Rm Etter and Kurt C. Vercauteren and Robert A. Montgomery},
  journal={The Journal of Wildlife Management},
In North America, wild pigs (Sus scrofa; feral pigs, feral swine, wild boars) are a widespread exotic species capable of creating large‐scale biotic and abiotic landscape perturbations. Quantification of wild pig environmental effects has been particularly problematic in northern climates, where they occur only recently as localized populations at low densities. Between 2016 and 2017, we assessed short‐term (within ~2 yrs of disturbance) effects of a low‐density wild pig population on forest… 

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