Effects of grazing on plant community structure and aboveground net primary production of semiarid boreal steppe of northern Mongolia

@article{Lkhagva2013EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of grazing on plant community structure and aboveground net primary production of semiarid boreal steppe of northern Mongolia},
  author={A. Lkhagva and Bazartseren Boldgiv and C. Goulden and Oyunchuluun Yadamsuren and W. Lauenroth},
  journal={Grassland Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={135-145}
}
We studied the effects of grazing on plant community structure and total plant biomass across the landscape while taking account of nutrient gradient, from wet and nutrient-rich sites (north-facing steppe) to dry and nutrient-poor sites (south-facing steppe) in semiarid steppe of northern Mongolia. Livestock grazing increased species richness of wet and nutrient-rich sites, while no significant change was observed in dry and nutrient-poor sites. The species richness increase in the wet and… Expand
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