Impact of selective grazing on plant production and quality through floristic contrasts and current-year defoliation in a wet grassland

  title={Impact of selective grazing on plant production and quality through floristic contrasts and current-year defoliation in a wet grassland},
  author={Nicolas Rossignol and Anne Bonis and J. B. Bouzill{\'e}},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Grazing impacts the structure and functional properties of vegetation through floristic changes (i.e., long-term effect) and current defoliation (i.e., short-term effect). The aim of this study was to assess the relative importance of these two grazing effects on productivity (ANPP) and plant quality (C/N ratio) among plant patches submitted to a variety of grazing intensity for several years. Long-term grazing effect was measured by comparing ANPP and C/N ratio among plant patches with… CONTINUE READING

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