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Plant Patterning in the Chilean Matorral: Are the Roles of Native and Exotic Mammals Different?1

  title={Plant Patterning in the Chilean Matorral: Are the Roles of Native and Exotic Mammals Different?1},
  author={E. Fuentes and J. Simonetti},
Professor and Instructor of Biological Sciences, respectively, at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Casilla 114-D, Santiago, Chile. Abstract: Native and exotic mammals have different effects on the matorral vegetation. (A) Large mammals (guanacos vs goats) differ in that native guanacos are only minor browsers, whereas goats use shrubs more extensively. Differences between goats and shrub-defoliating insects provide additional evidence that goats are a novel perturbation on the matorral… Expand

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