Plant-herbivore interactions in a North American mixed-grass prairie

  title={Plant-herbivore interactions in a North American mixed-grass prairie},
  author={David Layne Coppock and J. K. Detling and Joe Ellis and Melvin I. Dyer},
Research was conducted to determine the effects of a native, sedentary rodent of North American grasslands, the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), on seasonal aboveground plant biomass and nutrient dynamics and plant species diversity. The study was done on a northern mixed-grass prairie site at wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. Peak live plant biomass was greatest (190 g/m2) on the uncolonized part of the study area and least (95 g/m2) on a part of the prairie dog town… CONTINUE READING
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