Long-Term Increase in Aboveground Carbon Stocks Following Exclusion of Grazers and Forest Establishment in an Alpine Ecosystem

@article{Speed2014LongTermII,
  title={Long-Term Increase in Aboveground Carbon Stocks Following Exclusion of Grazers and Forest Establishment in an Alpine Ecosystem},
  author={James D M Speed and Vegard Martinsen and Atle Mysterud and Jan Mulder and \Oystein Holand and Gunnar Austrheim},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={1138-1150}
}
Ecosystem stores of carbon are a key component in the global carbon cycle. Many studies have examined the impact of climate change on ecosystem carbon storage, but few have investigated the impact of land-use change and herbivory. However, land-use change is a major aspect of environmental change, and livestock grazing is the most extensive land use globally. In this study, we combine a grazing exclosure experiment and a natural experiment to test the impact of grazer exclusion on vegetation… CONTINUE READING