Spatial heterogeneity and plant species richness at different spatial scales under rabbit grazing

@article{Olofsson2008SpatialHA,
  title={Spatial heterogeneity and plant species richness at different spatial scales under rabbit grazing},
  author={Johan Olofsson and Claire de Mazancourt and Michael J. Crawley},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={156},
  pages={825-834}
}
Herbivores influence spatial heterogeneity in soil resources and vegetation in ecosystems. Despite increasing recognition that spatial heterogeneity can drive species richness at different spatial scales, few studies have quantified the effect of grazing on spatial heterogeneity and species richness simultaneously. Here we document both these variables in a rabbit-grazed grassland. We measured mean values and spatial patterns of grazing intensity, rabbit droppings, plant height, plant biomass… CONTINUE READING
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