Pervasive interactions between ungulate browsers and disturbance regimes promote temperate forest herbaceous diversity.

@article{Royo2010PervasiveIB,
  title={Pervasive interactions between ungulate browsers and disturbance regimes promote temperate forest herbaceous diversity.},
  author={A. Royo and Rachel E Collins and M. Adams and Chad D. Kirschbaum and Walter P. Carson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          93-105
        }
}
  • A. Royo, Rachel E Collins, +2 authors Walter P. Carson
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • Disruptions to historic disturbance and herbivory regimes have altered plant assemblages in forests worldwide. An emerging consensus suggests that these disruptions often result in impoverished forest biotas. This is particularly true for eastern U.S. deciduous forests where large gaps and understory fires were once relatively common and browsers were far less abundant. Although much research has focused on how disturbance and browsers affect tree diversity, far less attention has been devoted… CONTINUE READING

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