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

@article{Coppock2004PlantherbivoreII,
  title={Plant-herbivore interactions in a North American mixed-grass prairie},
  author={David Layne Coppock and James K. Detling and James E. Ellis and Melvin I. Dyer},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={1-9}
}
SummaryResearch 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… 

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