Grazing in remnant woodland vegetation: changes in species composition and life form groups

  title={Grazing in remnant woodland vegetation: changes in species composition and life form groups},
  author={Neil E. Pettit and Raymond Froend and Phillip G. Ladd},
Grazing by domestic livestock in native woodlands can have major effects on ecosystem functioning by the removal of plant species that form important functional groups. This paper documents the changes in floristics in a large group of remnants of native woodland left after agricultural clearing in southwestern Australia. Species richness and diversity were significantly reduced in remnants and the proportion of exotic species increased. Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) was used to… CONTINUE READING

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