Functional trait responses to grazing are mediated by soil moisture and plant functional group identity

@inproceedings{Zheng2015FunctionalTR,
  title={Functional trait responses to grazing are mediated by soil moisture and plant functional group identity},
  author={Shuxia Zheng and Wenhuai Li and Zhichun Lan and Haiyan Ren and Kaibo Wang},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Abundant evidence has shown that grazing alters plant functional traits, community structure and ecosystem functioning of grasslands. Few studies, however, have tested how plant responses to grazing are mediated by resource availability and plant functional group identity. We examined the effects of grazing on functional traits across a broad range of species along a soil moisture gradient in Inner Mongolia grassland. Our results showed that trait syndromes of plant size (individual biomass… CONTINUE READING

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