Effects of widely spaced trees and livestock grazing on understory environments in tropical savannas

@article{Belsky2004EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of widely spaced trees and livestock grazing on understory environments in tropical savannas},
  author={A. Joy Belsky and S. M. Mwonga and John M. Duxbury},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-20}
}
The effects of widely spaced trees ofAcacia tortilis andAdansonia digitata on their understory environments were investigated in four savannas located along a gradient of increasing livestock utilization in Tsavo National Park (West), Kenya. Plant species composition and biomass and the physical and chemical properties of soils that occur below tree crowns were compared to open grasslands. The tree-crown zones at lightly and moderately grazed sites had a unique understory flora and higher plant… CONTINUE READING
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