Insect and small mammal herbivores limit tree establishment in northern Mongolian steppe


The extent to which human activities expanded the range of central and north-eastern Asian steppes into the forest is controversial. Natural versus anthropogenic causes of the inhibition of tree growth were investigated in a case study in the western Khentey Mountains in montane meadow steppe on sun-exposed southern slopes, representing treeless outposts… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-007-9311-z


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