Plant Species Diversity and Management of Temperate Forage and Grazing Land Ecosystems

  title={Plant Species Diversity and Management of Temperate Forage and Grazing Land Ecosystems},
  author={Matt A. Sanderson and R. Howard Skinner and David J. Barker and Grant R. Edwards and Benjamin F Tracy and David A. Wedin},
  journal={Crop Science},
More than a century since Charles Darwin stated that diverse grasslands produce more herbage than monocultures, scientists still debate the relationship between species diversity and ecosystem function. Postulated benefits of diversity in experimental grasslands include greater and more stable primary production along with more efficient nutrient use. These benefits have been extrapolated to forage and grazing land systems with little supporting objective data. Most information on the potential… 

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