Response of the mixed prairie to protection from grazing

  title={Response of the mixed prairie to protection from grazing},
  author={Walter D. Willms and Johan F. Dormaar and Barry. Adams and Harriet Douwes},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
The Mixed Prairie plant communities developed with the influences of fire and grazing. Available evidence suggests that removal of these disturbances could cause succession toward a more mesic type with the accumulation or litter or loss in productivity as nutrient turnover is delayed. Exclosures constructed in 1927 in a semiarid Mixed Prairie community provided an opportunity to examine the effects that protection had on vegetation and soils. Fifteen exclosures were selected for detailed… 

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