Regime shift on the roof of the world : Alpine meadows converting to shrublands in the southern Himalayas

@inproceedings{Brandt2012RegimeSO,
  title={Regime shift on the roof of the world : Alpine meadows converting to shrublands in the southern Himalayas},
  author={Jodi S Brandt and Michelle A. Haynes and Tobias Kuemmerle and Donald M. Waller and Volker C. Radeloff},
  year={2012}
}
Worldwide, changing climates and land use practices are escalating woody-plants encroachment into grasslands, reducing biodiversity and altering ecosystem functions. The loss of alpine grasslands is a major conservation concern as they harbor many rare and endemic species. Alpine meadows in Northwest Yunnan, China, represent a global biodiversity hotspot with high species richness, beta diversity, and endemism. Shrubs have expanded greatly in the region and threaten alpine meadow biodiversity… CONTINUE READING
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