Grazing and plant recruitment in semi-natural grasslands-a tradeoff between competition and disturbance

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In grazed habitats is a tradeoff between competition (decreases with the grazing intensity) and disturbance (increases). This may give tradeoffs between plant life stages. The seed production can be assumed to decrease at high disturbance intensities because of herbivory of reproductive organs, but also at high levels of competition (low grazing intensity… (More)

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